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Can my dad upgrade his home in order to get my mother out of

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Can my dad upgrade his home in order to get my mother out of the nursing home without affecting look back regulations?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Taxtom replied 5 years ago.

Taxtom :

Hello, I need some clarification, Is your father want to be an addition on his house and does he need to meet building regulations since it is for a medical or disability reason? Thanks Tom

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no, he needs to buy a new house, currantly living in a tired trailer, value of about 5,000.00.
Thats right only $5,000.00. He has about 300,000.00 in total assets. A new home for their needs would be about $150,000. Would that be considered a spend down and then my mother could qualify for medicaid?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
took to long, never mind
Expert:  Taxtom replied 5 years ago.
Hello, You do not have to accept but since I am here I will answer. They will allow as a spend down but they will impose a delay pentality of about a year before they will qualify for Medicaid. Thanks Tom

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