I always understood that difficult child couldn't have assets more than 2000.00/month without losing his benefits. OK, so the amount he is given will not support him or anyone else. We figured we would help a couple of months while he gets a part time job. I can not help him without his amount reduced.Doesn't matter a whit if he has no assets or does not work. I can't help him without penalizing him. OK, so difficult child will work. Well, that goes against him. Every 2 dollars he earns, his amount reduced a dollar. If he no longer gets SSI, he loses his medicaid. Where is he going to get medical coverage? I mistakenly thought that as long as his monthly income was less than the 2000.00 he could keep going. (difficult child isn't every going to make that much). What's with me not being allowed to give him something extra? So it's a dilemma. The rules are such to prevent abuse of the system. Why would one be penalized if someone is helping you out privately if it does not exceed the 2000.00 amt. I have to call and understand this clearer. As you can see it's as clear as mud already.