Can the State Take My Mother's House for Medicaid Reimbursement If My Sister's Name Is on the Deed?
My mom died in Massachusetts without a will while she was on Medicaid. My sister's name is on the deed to my mom's house,...Read more
Yes, you can probably expect your mother’s payments for repairs to your house to be treated as a gift. You might argue that she made these payments in lieu of paying for her room and board. A written agreement in this regard would have been helpful (don’t write one up after the fact now since that would look self-serving), but you could make the argument in any case. Of course, this is assuming that these were minor repairs, not replacing a kitchen or adding a room or a pool out back.
For more information about Medicaid's asset transfer rules, click here.