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Can my parent still qualify for Medicaid if they live with me?

If your parent is living with you, he or she can still qualify for Medicaid.

It is very common for a parent who is ill, or one that requires some care, to move in with an adult child in order to receive the care and attention they need. Typically in these situations, the child will pay many of the parent’s expenses, which can deplete the child’s financial resources. What is equally as important to realize, is that taking on the role of caretaker can also be taxing on the child’s time, energy, and emotions.untitled

It is also not uncommon for one child to pay all or a majority of the expenses while his or her siblings pay a lesser amount.  It may be that the caretaker child does not think it is worth asking for money for groceries, gas money for doctors’ visits, and medical co-pays, from his or her siblings, but these small amounts can add up to significant expenses when taken in the aggregate.

For this reason, it may make sense to help your parent apply for

This would help alleviate some of the stress financial expenses. It may also help avoid the resentment that can occur between siblings.

It is important to speak with a qualified professional who can guide you through the pitfalls of the Medicaid application and help you with your parent’s Medicaid planning.

By Eric J. Einhart-Guest Blogger

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