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My mom has to be in a nursing home. my dad is well at age 82

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my mom has to be in a nursing home. my dad is well at age 82 and lives in his house. will medicaid take his house?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

As long as your dad live in the house (assuming your mom and dad are currently married), Medicaid cannot take the house. As soon as your dad dies, they can.

Here are couple more options how to protect their house:

Usually, if you plan to transfer it to children, you need to do it before she goes to the nursing home.