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Please clarify a couple of things for me. You are receving a check for your share of the proceeds from the sale of your mom's house, correct?
Second, you are asking if you could give it directly to your daughter so it wouldn't affect your Medicaid eligibility?
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Please give me a moment while I consider all your options.
As you may know, typically all income received when on Medicaid must be paid to the long-term care facility except for a small cost of living allowance and uncovered medical expenses. I was not able to find any exception that would apply to the proceeds of the sale of your mother’s house. You would be required to pay the proceeds to a nursing home.
You might be able to circumvent it by having the check payable directly to your daughter, but if Medicaid was able to track this back to you, you could be penalized for transferring assets to affect your Medicaid eligibility. I would strongly advise against this option. It is illegal to transfer assets to someone else for purpose to qualify for Medicaid.
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