This Asker hasn't inquired about Medicaid, Mr .Pippen.
If they are receiving SSI-they might not need to spend down as you suggested and a medicaid attorney could explain other options.
The question, Mr. Pippen, is about Social Security benefits, not SSI or Medicaid. Social Security and SSI are two different things.
Paula-you referred to SSI benefits in your answer and the question referred to the possibility of "needed services".
I was just trying to add an extra ingredient to your already great answer.