Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Georgia

Gift Deeds

My mother, who receives Medicare, deeded her home over to me as a gift last year. The lawyer who handled the case told her that I would not be able to sell the property for 3 years or Medicare can take it from me. Is this accurate?

Asked on 4/12/07, 9:19 am

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Robert Thompson J. Robert Thompson Attorney
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Re: Gift Deeds

I think either you or the lawyer may beconfusing MediCARE with MediCAID. The transfer of the house will prevent your mother from receiving MediCAID benefits for a period of time (the period may have changed recently), and an "estate lien" may exist if she has been on medicaid before the transfer. This is a complicated and changing area of the law, so ask the lawyer to check this out again, or consult a lawyer who practices in the "elder law" area.

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Answered on 4/12/07, 10:03 am

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