Are My Mother's Payments for Repairs on Our House a Medicaid Gift If She Lives in the House with Us?
My mother deeded her house to my sister and me more than seven years ago, meaning that the transfer is no longer within Me...Read more
This is something of a grey area. You must report most asset transfers to the Medicaid agency, and the transfer will usually cause a period of ineligibility for benefits. You could make an argument that the transfer of a noncountable asset does not need to be reported or, if reported, does not give rise to a penalty. This argument would not work in every state, but it could be that it is a common practice in your state. You will have to follow the advice of your local elder law attorney who will know how the rules are applied where you live. To find an attorney near you, click here.