Thousands of SSI recipients have been falsely accused to owning real estate because of the Social Security Administration’s reliance on a private database that is “riddled with errors,” according to a new report.
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Medicaid long-term care benefits traditionally pay mainly for nursing home care, but the federal government can grant “waivers” to states allowing them to expand Medicaid to include home and community-based services. The downside is that receiving care in a nursing home is an entitlement, while getting care at home is not.
By James S. Rizzo, Esq.* “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” – Ruth E. Wenkel Transferring ownership of property to children as people age, while retaining the right to live at the property for the rest of one’s life (in legal jargon, “retaining a life estate”), is a common practice but…
My dad is in a nursing home and qualified for Medicaid nearly three years ago. My mom still lives in their home in Pennsylvania. The deed was transferred into her name alone during Medicaid’s “spend down” period. She was planning to take out a home equity loan, but she has been told it might jeopardize my dad’s Medicaid eligibility. Is this true?