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Hello, My 85 yr. old Father lives in Ohio. We are considering

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Hello,

My 85 yr. old Father lives in Ohio. We are considering placing him into an Assisted Living facility with a Medicaid bed available. He has limited savings but he does own his own home. To qualify for Medicaid coverage, will Medicaid require my Father to sell his house?

Thanks-you,

Mark Jauss
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.

Megan C :

Hello, and welcome to JustAnswer.com

Megan C :

How are you today?

Megan C :

I'm so sorry to report, but if your father has no spouse or dependents and moves into a nursing home, his home ceases to be considered his "home" and would have to be sold in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Megan C :

The home is only exempt when it is the "primary place of residence" of a Medicaid recipient.

Megan C :

There are exceptions - if he has a spouse living in the home, then the home does not have to be sold for Medicaid purposes.

Megan C :

You can read more in depth about this, HERE

Megan C :

I am so sorry to report this, and wish I had better news for you.

Customer:

Thank-you. It sounds like the exemptions do not apply to him as he lives alone.

Megan C :

I'm truly sorry.

Megan C :

I know it's a hard time.

Customer:

Thank-you!

Megan C :

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Expert:  Megan C replied 2 years ago.
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