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Leon, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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My husband has entered a nursing home since we bought our

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My husband has entered a nursing home since we bought our house. I am now looking to downsize and am in the process of selling the house and buying a smaller one. My husband's name is ***** ***** title of the current house but I have been advise to just have my name on the new house. I am wondering if there are implications for his pension or care
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Qld
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: In respect of what
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 8 months ago.

Good Afternoon

He will be deemed to have disposed of an asset and his pension may be stopped.

You should not do anything until you speak to Centrelink. They will give you the best options to protect your husband. Also you need to have a power of attorney if he cannot sign. If you do not have one then you will not be able to sell.

But to sell and not put his name on the new title he will be deemed to have disposed of an asset and will lose the pension.

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