Rochester, NY asked in Constitutional Law and Elder Law for Tennessee

Q: How far in advance does a house need to be signed over in TN before the state can take it for nursing home payment?

My father's health is going down. Can he sign his property over so the state can't take it?

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Marjorie A Bristol

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  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The "look back" period for estate recovery to recoup medicaid nursing home payments is 5 years. You should consult an experienced elder law attorney to see what steps might be able to be taken to preserve as much of his estate as possible and plan for his care. Best of luck!

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