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Hello and thank you for using JA! My goal is to provide you with excellent service and help with your legal problem..If you were married, then even if he went into a nursing home that was paid for by Medicaid, then they can't force any sale of the house until you passed. So the house would be protected from sale..But if you are not legally married, Medicaid can file a lien on the property for the amount of money they spend on his care and then force a sale of the property when he passes. Even if he leaves you the home, their lien could force a sale of the property unless you were able to pay off the lien..
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Thanks. When most people go in assisted living ,don't they have to sell their homes? He doesn't qualify for medicaid and has Aetna HMO. What is the best thing I can do to make sure I can stay here even if he is not well enough to. Thanks
Thanks...He has a mortgage of 150 which includes a van that he put on the mortgage. So if he did a life estate I could stay and pay the mortgage even if we're not married? Since he has the house, the van and virtually no savings Medicare would pay and they couldn't take the home? What if he is in an assisted living....what happens to his SSD and pension?Thanks
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Oh....that makes sense. So, if we're married and his pension/SSD is being used to pay the mortgage, can they still take it?Thanks
What if my only income is SSD?Do they still subtract it from 2,700?Thanks