On SSI & want to sell house & buy RV to travel B4 my disease kills me. What R SSI rules regarding this?????

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I have an incurable nerve disease and have been on SSI all my life. I do own a house with mortgage and want to sell and buy an RV or truck and camper trailer to travel the USA before my disease kills me. What are my rights? What must I do? I do have a roommate to drive me and assist me and help. How to accomplish my dream? What are the laws regarding my situation?

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    Ben
    June 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    1-800-772-1213 – Social Security Administration

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    The First Dragon
    June 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    You would do better to ask at the Social Security Administration.
    But as I understand it, when you get too much cash, they will cancel your cash benefits temporarily, but not your Medicaid, at least for a year.

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    tonalc2
    June 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    You can have no assets over $ 2,000. “Exempt assets” include:
    • The home in which you live;
    • Your household goods and personal effects (to the extent that their
    equity value is less than $ 2,000);
    • The value of your car or truck, if it is necessary for medical care, employment, essential daily activities, or if the car is modified for a person with disabilities. If the car is not totally excluded for one of these
    reasons, then one car may be excluded to the extent that its market value is under $ 4,500.

    I’m thinking that your RV would be considered your home, but call the SS for info on that.

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    froglady
    June 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Me and my husband are in a similar boat.I’ve outlived what they told me to expect. You have to have a permanent address.So maybe you could use a relatives address to receive mail from SS. Best wishes and I hope you get to fulfill your dreams.

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    Jan
    June 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    You may have a problem. They may consider an RV an asset which would put you way over the limit for assets. It might cause you to lose your SSI. You would also have to report the money you made from the sale of your home as income,which might also be a problem for you.
    I would find out from SS first about your questions before you do something to jeopardize your income.

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      Ricky
      July 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      just put the title of the RV your roomate name or other family member name everbody do it now

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