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Yes and no. Medicaid has a claim against the estates of beneficiaries to recover the costs of care for which they paid. Whether you will have to sell the house to satisfy this claim depends on a number of factors, including the amount of the claim and whether you have other sources from which to pay it, such as your own savings or taking out a mortgage on the house. Also, in some instances you can take steps now to protect the house from claim, or it may qualify for a hardship waiver. To see if you or someone else in your family may qualify for these exceptions, you will need to consult with a local elder law attorney.
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Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
For Jeffrey Hammond, the practice of Elder Law is personal. Jeff’s many years of experience in law and in business did not prepare him for the crisis he faced in 2005 and 2006 when his father suffered a stroke and both of his parents suffered from dementia and other medical problems. At that time, Jeff began an i...