I just posted this in more detail on the Fibromyalgia Board, and then I saw this board, so, I'll try to keep it concise. I have a dilemma: I just found out I may be getting $10,000 inheritance. I have been disabled for many years (SSDI and SSI). I eke out a very 'bare bones' existence on about $10,000 a year (just enough to buy food and rent a one room studio apartment--and only with the help of Section 8, otherwise I would be homeless!) I cannot afford a car, TV, cell phone, high speed internet, eating out, traveling, buying anything new, or even not new. What's worst is isolation from not seeing far-flung loved ones. I have $7,000 debt because of unexpected serious dental problems over last two years. With the inheritance I could pay off that huge (to me) debt (before the dental problems I had started to save some money but now it's impossible)but: How will it affect my SSI, Medi-Cal ?(Medicaid)as I have ongoing medical conditions and could not afford out of pocket doctor and medication costs and also my Section 8 small rent (I cannot afford even the cheapest of unsubsidized rentals--even renting a room in someone's home is much more expensive than the little place I rent with government help) With Section 8, if your income goes up, your rent goes up so, taking all this into consideration, I'm even wondering if I should accept the inheritance, which I badly need, but may cause me to lose more than I gain? I hope that wasn't too muddled? Thank you!