Q: My mother and I own a home jointly with a survivorship. My mother passed away, Can medicaid take my home?
Medicaid could put a lien on half of the house in order to recoup any funds they paid on behalf of your mother. This is assuming she was in a nursing home or received nursing home waiver services or received Medicaid benefits after age 55.
However, if you took care of your mother for 2 years in the house, or you are disabled or you have certain types of hardships, then you may be able to avoid having Medicaid come after the house during your lifetime or sometimes even get permanent relief from the lien.
It is recommended you speak to an elder law attorney that specializes in Medicaid.
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