She had Medicare and Medicaid also has disability income and widowers support. Should I seek out a lawyer or go ahead and sell.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 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 »
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.
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 forgot to say a few more things about that equity line of credit issue with my mother. Her house is in disastrous condition and is worth far, far less than what she owes the bank. So the bank simply taking the house, I don't think that will satisfy them, unless (I hope) by law that's... Read more »
answered on Apr 6, 2022
It depends on the loan agreement.
In any event, you are not personally responsible for the loan.
Years ago the bank made me a co-owner (joint checking account) of my mother's checking account. I wanted to just be POA to help pay her bills, but they made me a joint owner instead. She has a $55,000 line of credit on her home that she will never pay off. She is under hospice care and pretty... Read more »
answered on Apr 6, 2022
They will foreclose on the house to get paid.
They can't go after you personally.
I am guardian of my aunt in Michigan, she is in nursing home in Michigan, and will need forever long-term skilled care, she is on Medicaid/Medicare/SS. She is the beneficiary to a life insurance policy, it can be claimed. I am trying to move her to Ohio as we are her last remaining family. A... Read more »
answered on Apr 5, 2022
Im general, during the pandemic, Medicaid is not cutting people off Medicaid, if they are already on Medicaid.
You should speak to a Michigan elder law attorney to confirm this for Michigan.
If that is the case, then you would be able to claim the finds now and then apply for... Read more »
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