How can I open a joint account with my dad without him losing his medicaid benefits? Posted on July 28, 2011

I am 17 years old, and I'd like to get a job to start getting money for college. But since I am a minor, it is my understanding that any bank account I open has to be a joint account with my dad. My dad is on medicaid, and he is worried that if I start getting money in this joint account, it will be seen as his money and he will be disqualified for his aid. I just need to know is all of this correct? Are there other options besides these two: Get a job and make my dad lose his medicaid. Wait until I am 18 before getting a job.

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