My mother passed away in 2005. She was 82 years old and had received assistance from medicaid. She owned her home. My siblings and I were informed that the gov't would be taking her property because she had received this assistance. It has been 7 years, my husband and I have lived in her home since her death, and were wondering if the gov't CAN take it or if there is some way since we have lived here that long if 2we can claim it?
State/Country relating to question: Missouri
We have talked to local attorneys who really have no clue.
Thank you for using Just Answer. If you require clarification, please feel free to post a follow up question.Unfortunately, what happens is that a lien is placed on the property. If you attempt to change title or probate the estate the government will be paid on their lien unless you are disabled. At this point you are probably better off doing nothing and just living there until the government gets around to taking action.
Both my husband and I are disabled. So, what will they do now?
That changes things. The government will take no action so long as you are living in the house and are disabled. The lien, however remains on the property.
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