Can a assisted living facility take retirement benefits?

0 answers | Last updated: Sep 08, 2016
Attyking10 asked...

I moved from a nursing home, downstairs to an assisted living facility. I had a direct deposit to my credit union for my social security retirement benefits. I received a letter from social security saying my retirement benefits will be going to the assisted living facility. The assisted living facility will then give me $193 per month. This doesn't seem right that I should have to give up my retirement benefits. What are my options here? Should I file an appeal? Can I and should I stop this from happening?