Q: Vehicle options for Medicaid long-term with parent in managed care
When my brother filled out my dad's Medicaid paperwork I assume he included his vehicle in the non-countable assets. Currently, the vehicle is in front of my house while dad is in a managed care facility. Going forward, what are our options since I don't really ever see dad leaving managed care? Will Medicaid eventually sell/take the vehicle to recoup their money? Should I add my name to the title/registration? Since the car is in front of my house I feel responsible for it. It's not being driven at the moment but could be if dad has needs outside managed care that require transportation.
Medicaid will eventually take the car sale proceeds if sold after his death.
You can't add your name to the car. Otherwise, it will be considered an improper transfer and your father will be penalized by Medicaid.
While your father is alive, you can sell it for fair market value and use the proceeds to buy something to benefit your father. However, the sale proceeds must be spent within 30 days.
You can also keep the car in your father's name and drive it , as long as the car can still be used for your father's benefit and as long as you maintain insurance on the car.
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