him for Medicaid. His home has been a mobile home. Its fair market value is $7400 and that is his only physical asset. If he applies for Medicaid now and is accepted, as soon as we sell the trailer, his assets will be above $2000 which makes him ineligible for Medicaid until he spends down the... Read more »
answered on May 3, 2023
It can work out either way. If you are able to find items to spend on now, before he needs Medicaid, then that is a good option. The main thing is to sell it for the proper blue-book value and spend the funds down before he needs Medicaid.
Or you can get qualified for Medicaid first. Then,... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
I recommend sitting down with an estate planning professional to discuss. If your mother makes such a transfer it could be subject to gift taxes. Additionally, if she were to need benefits under a needs based assistance program like Medicaid, such a gift would impact her eligibility and may mean... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
If she transfers her house to you both as a gift, in addition to possible gift taxes, you and your sister will acquire the home with your mother's cost basis for income tax purposes, so that when you and your sister sell it, you both will also pay capital gains taxes on the increase in value... Read more »
be turned away directly from the principle?
Arriving at my granddaughter’s elementary school for an approved PTO volunteering event at the requested time, Right away I was met with resistance. She began using her phone. She inquired to several ladies standing close by a loc of someone.... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2023
The law does not require the schools to allow any particular person to volunteer and there are literally hundreds of reasons from the mundane (we have enough help) to the quite serious (this individual set fire to the building last time they were here) that someone might be turned away.
will changed after many yrs and just 10 mo. prior to mothers death and mother was in a very vulnerable position with monies, travel to Dr. visits, food etc and older son had just had stroke 2 months before the will change and younger son took advantage of this.
answered on Nov 28, 2022
To open an estate, the executor named in the will should file it with the court and must give notice to all the next of kin that it has been filed, and then family members can contest the will if they have suspicions. If the named executor doesn't open the estate, any other family member can... Read more »
She had no transport/way to get food etc. as I was not able at the time to do for her-I feel he took advantage and he had unreal financial debt at the time. what can I do? My younger brother did this to her
answered on Nov 28, 2022
You can hire an attorney to contest the will on the basis of lack of capacity or undue influence or both. Do not delay because there are deadlines for will contests. If you miss a deadline you will lose your right to ever contest the will.
Incapacitated Ward under Full guardianship (person/estate) in Michigan has been moved to Ohio nursing home long term care on full Medicaid/Medicare. I made the facility rep payee for SS check. Ward has one monthly bill, and basic needs/care (clothing, personal items) managed by guardianship now.... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2022
You may be required to 'transfer' the guardianship to the Ohio court. The Michigan court no longer has jurisdiction and may not be able to terminate the case unless it is being transferred. You bring up a couple other complicated issues. I recommend seeking counsel in the county in which... Read more »
My 88 year old grandma has late stage dementia and needs 24hr care. My uncle (age 65) has lived with her for 30+ years and also has early dementia and can't really care for her anymore, but is hesitant to move her to an assisted care facility because he's worried about becoming homeless... Read more »
answered on Oct 26, 2022
If a doctor will confirm that without your uncle's care and assistance, your Grandmother would not have been able to continue living in her home, for as long as she was able to, your uncle should be allowed to continue to live in the home as long as he wishes. When he no longer needs to... Read more »
I am her POA for her durable Financial Power of Attorney. In it it states I can gift money from her estate to any family member including myself. If that is done will it effect anything if she has to go on medicaid? Also, can a Durable POA and/or Medical POA be paid without it effecting anything,... Read more »
answered on Oct 11, 2022
Any gift will affect her ability to qualify for nursing home Medicaid in the next 5 years.
If you want to get paid as POA, someone will need to write up a comprehensive agreement BEFOREHAND in writing laying out the details of what you are doing and how much you are being paid. Otherwise,... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2022
In short, it depends on how the notary is signing. If they are just notarizing a signature, no it does not work. If they are signing as a witness, then it may. I would have to refer you to Section 2107.03 of the Ohio Revised Code (link below). It's going to depend on the specifics on... Read more »
My mother-in-law received Medicaid benefits while she was in a nursing home. Upon her death the house and other assets were left alone as her husband was still alive. If us kids sell his house and vehicle before he dies will the state of Ohio stop the sale? If not, what happens when my... Read more »
answered on Aug 1, 2022
If you sell the house now, Medicaid cannot take any of the sales proceeds, since your father-in-law is still alive. He can then spend the money as he sees fit on items for himself. Once he passes, then technically, Medicaid has a claim against the remaining funds from the sale. However, with some... Read more »
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... Read more »
answered on Jun 6, 2022
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... Read more »
What am I to do with his car? Sell it and hand the money to the managed care? Keep renewing the registration and pay insurance while it sits? I'm afraid to drive it myself since I don't want to cause any issues that would make my dad lose his Medicaid benefits and I fear getting in an... Read more »
answered on Jun 3, 2022
If you sell the car, the funds must be spent down within 30 days. It is not sufficient to just hand over the funds to the facility. Perhaps the funds can be used to pay for a prepaid funeral plan.
Also, if you let his house just sit there, then when he passes away, Medicaid will put a lien... Read more »
My father has dementia and when he was first put in a nursing facility and was disoriented became aggressive towards staff. He is now in a hospital for Alzheimer’s patients however he needs to be discharged at some point and nursing facilities who were contacted by the hospital social worker,... Read more »
answered on Jun 3, 2022
If he was in a nursing home prior to being admitted to the hospital, then he is technically still a resident of the facility. They must notify him in writing before he can be discharged from their facility. Once they notify you in writing, then you can appeal it. If you attend the appeal meeting,... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2022
There is no simple answer.
Here is a link to the regulation. https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-administrative-code/rule-3701-17-15
Bed-rails are not specifically listed in the regulation as a restraint. However, a bed-rail certainly does restrain someone from free movement, so it can... Read more »
I own a house in Ohio that my parents are currently living in. I live in Texas. My father is on hospice and my mother just recently had a partial foot amputation. My sister decided to use FMLA to stay and take care of them, well mainly to take care of my dad. She is now terrorizing the home. I... Read more »
answered on Apr 12, 2023
Call Ohio adult protective services ASAP: https://aps.jfs.ohio.gov/
If she doesn't actually live there, then change the locks and lock her out. She is not a tenant and not subject to Ohio tenant protections. Call the police as well and report her for trespassing.
She had Medicare and Medicaid also has disability income and widowers support. Should I seek out a lawyer or go ahead and sell.
Is a Power of Attorney the appropriate and ethical way to do this or is obtaining guardianship more appropriate?
answered on Jan 12, 2023
A properly signed Healthcare Power of Attorney grants you the right to place someone in a nursing home.
The person signing it granted you that power.
BIL is systematically attempting to remove MIL from her home and keep it. Claims that there is verbal agreement and refusing to leave, threatening suites. How to get him out.
answered on Sep 10, 2022
She should hire an attorney, go to court and file for an eviction. However, she must follow the legal procedures regarding notice, etc.
My father-in-law's oldest son is in a nursing home. He has handled financial matters in the past for his father but now they are both in managed care. Is he able to legally obtain power of attorney status over his father or is there a requirement for an individual to be mobile. We're in Ohio.
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