Q: If next of kin,on medicaid, not employed, gets a house thru probate, will they lose their ability to keep medicaid.
A: This is a common problem. An individual qualifies for Medicaid and receives an inheritance. Yes, the inheritance will very likely disqualify the individual for Medicaid if he or she or her legal representative does not act quickly. There are things that can be done to mitigate this situation. Your best bet is to consult with a highly experienced elder law attorney in the state in which the individual on Medicaid resides.
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