Medicaid’s “Caregiver Child Exception”- Does My Parent Qualify to Transfer Their Home If I Take Care of Them?- Part 2

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By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, NJ Medicaid Attorney
In my last post, I discussed how if you are providing a high-level of care to your parent, you’re eligible to receive your parent’s interest in his/her home. Medicaid will disregard this transfer for purposes of determining eligibility.  One thing I must emphasize is that the transfer rules must be strictly adhered to.  Remember, the State is looking to deny you Medicaid, so if you choose to use this exception, you need to make sure you can meet their strict criteria.  I can think of no better case where this occurred then in M.K. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.
In this decision, M.K. was severely debilitated and required a high amount of assistance.  Her daughter provided a great amount of care over five …
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