I have been on SSDI for over 6 years with over 4 years back pay as well. My question is my mother's assets were over the Medicaid eligibility level to receive care through an ACLF therefore The Elder Care Co. that was hired had us do a Personal Service Contract. The lump sum is approx. $27K with the monthly rate @$800, will this effect my disability? Can I take the money, seeing it is paid in advance and in a lump sum in consideration for it not being adequate to pay for the probable years of care needed, to purchase a house, car? Anything of value that is not going to be considered as an ongoing asset? That is at least by the additional help I receive for paying for Part B and Prescription coverage? Thank you in advance.