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...about the use of an irrevocable trust and qualifying for Medicaid. Many clients have legitimate concerns about the use of an irrevocable trust in their estate plans. In short, the use of irrevocable trusts should be used only in those situations in which the client is prepared to give up…

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...have questions regarding treatment of the primary home, trusts and jointly owned property in elder law/nursing home context. Many of our estate planning clients have elderly family members who are confronted with the possibility of nursing home care. Questions regarding specific types of assets and Medicaid qualification are common. In…

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In general, a transfer of the family home without consideration (i.e. a gift) within 5 years of an application for Medicaid will make the parent ineligible to receive Medicaid based nursing home care. One very important exception is the “Caregiver Child Exception”. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C.A. 1396p (c) (2) (A)…

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