Can Medicaid take my profit if I sell my townhouse?

Q: I want to move into a low-income apartment. Will I lose my Medicaid? Because I made a profit on the sale of my townhouse? I owe my cousin money and she will get my profit money. (Monroeville, PA)

A: I am sure if you applied for and are receiving Medicaid funding they already know about this townhouse, assuming it is in your name and you didn’t falsify your application. They may already have a lien on this house. There are too many questions here, to give you a competent answer. Like, is the townhouse in your name? Are the proceeds going into a trust of some sort? When was the trust established? Please consult with an attorney versed in Medicaid regulations.

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