Legal Question in Elder Law in Ohio

parents going into an assisted living facility. children's names have been on their house for years. Can the assisted living facility force the children to sell the home to pay for

the assited living ?

Asked on 1/13/12, 8:25 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Elizabeth Schmitz Elizabeth S. Schmitz Attorney at Law

If you are applying for Medicaid to assist in the payment of your parents' care they will look at all transfers within the past five years. If the trasnfer of the house occurred more than five years ago it will not be considered for Medicaid purposes. If the transfer was within five years then it may result in a penalty for Medicaid purposes.

It is best to consult with an attorney who handles elder law matters to review all the facts and circumstances before applying for Medicaid.

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Answered on 1/13/12, 8:35 am

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