If I'm Disabled, Can I Protect a House that I Stand to Inherit from a Medicaid Lien?
I live with an 80-year-old man, and I am his full-time caregiver. In 2004, he wrote a will that left the home to me. We li...Read more
While transferring a house to a child may lead to a Medicaid penalty period, which would make the parent ineligible for Medicaid for a period of time, there is an exception for transfers to a "caretaker child." This is defined as a child of the applicant who lived in the house for at least two years prior to the applicant's entering a nursing home and who during that period provided care that allowed the applicant to avoid a nursing home stay.
There are many ways to prove that you lived in the house for two years, including:
Any of these should do the trick. To establish the date, you might show that you filed a change of address form at the post office.
For more information about the caretaker child exception, click here.