Will Medicare allow dad to pay for house payments, even though he's in a nursing home?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 17, 2016
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My father is in a michigan nursing home but still has house payments to make. Will medicaid allow him to still make his house payments?

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Barbara Steinberg is the CEO and founder of BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions, which specializes in helping families pay for long-term care for their loved ones. A registered financial gerontologist, she speaks regularly on the topic of paying for long-term care and is a financial expert for Caring.com.

Once your Dad is on Medicaid, all of his income, minus a personal needs allowance, must go the nursing home. You can make his house payments with your money and then be reimbursed when the house has been sold.