Paying off debt before Medicaid application.
My mother is going into a nursing home as she has become completely dependent. Can I pay off my parent's current medical and credit card bills before filling out her application in Wisconsin. I asked the question about debt to the social worker, and the response was, "they don't care about what is owed; they only care about what they have."
I take this as a "yes." They have made no transfer of assets for the past 60 months.
The bills I am speaking about are medical bills, house taxes, and credit card debt.