Nevada AG warns against nursing homes taking stimulus checks
A warning from the Nevada Attorney General following reports that nursing homes are attempting to take stimulus checks from their residents.
“On many fronts, we’re actively working to protect our seniors, and any confiscation of stimulus payments should be reported to my office," said Aaron Ford.
The Office of the Nevada Attorney General said by law, nursing homes cannot requires residents on Medicaid to sign over their stimulus payments. In a press release Wednesday, it released the following:
Anyone who has a family member living in a nursing home is advised to speak with
Ford's office encourages family members of nursing home residents who are Medicaid recipients and who have forfeited their stimulus check to a nursing home, to file a complaint with the
. You may also call (888) 434-9989.