Life Estate Deed and Medicaid

by lavonna
(weatherford, tx usa)

Does a life estate deed protect heir from losing the home if parent goes into an assisted living facility in the state of Texas.

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Oct 20, 2013
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In Texas ....
by: Gabriel Heiser

Under the Texas Medicaid estate recovery program, only “probate” assets are subject to estate recovery for Medicaid payments made to a person in a nursing home when age 55 or older. (There are certain exceptions for those who were on Medicaid before March 1, 2005.)

Since a life estate passes outside of probate, such an estate is not subject to estate recovery in the state of Texas. However, note that many states such an interest in property IS subject to estate recovery.

Here is more information on estate recovery in Texas:

Estate Recovery in Texas.

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thank u
by: Anonymous

Thank you so very much.

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