Allowable Distributions

A quick list of items that are generally allowable.

Supplemental Needs Such As:  

  • Medications
  • Non-necessary medical care, services, and procedures
  • Special dietary supplements
  • Special equipment and clothing
  • Supplemental nursing care
  • Rehabilitative and physical therapy
  • Wheelchair, electric scooter and/or other mobility aiding equipment
  • Medical implants, artificial limbs, and orthotics and other similar items
  • Mechanical, electric or other special beds
  • Psychological services
  • Dental, ophthalmic or auditory care
  • Cosmetic surgeries
  • Experimental treatments
  • Alternative medical treatments and medications
  • Similar care which public assistance programs may not otherwise provide, including payments to those providing services in the home or other locations
  • Clothing
  • Entertainment
  • Electronic equipment and accessories such as: telephone, television, cable, internet, satellite and wireless services
  • Visitation or vacation related expenses
  • Recreational activities
  • Hair, nail and other personal care
  • Home improvements to make living environment more accessible
  • Stamps, writing materials and packaging materials
  • Special sports and social memberships
  • Prepaid burial space
  • Attorney, Care Manager and Guardian services and fees
  • Companions
  • Transportation
  • Motor vehicle – restrictions may apply to value of vehicle
  • Insurance premiums on personal property

Food and Shelter expenses may be paid, however they may result in a reduction or loss of benefits. Please speak to a qualified elder law attorney to understand how these types of requests may impact public benefits.

This List Is Not Exhaustive

If you have a concern whether a request is allowable, please contact us before making a purchase.