Muskego, WI asked in Elder Law for Illinois

Q: Can I buy my 91 yr old Mom's home and then rent it to her without impacting her possible future Medicaid eligibility?

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Stephanie Sexauer
Stephanie Sexauer
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I see you're located in Wisconsin, but posted this for an Illinois attorney, so I'll respond regarding Illinois law.

There is a 5 year Medicaid look back period. If your mom sells you her home for less than fair market value and she does require a nursing home stay during that time, she may have a Medicaid penalty.

I wish you the best of luck!

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