We have spoken with ODJFS and I have tried navigating the complex web of medicaid online. I seem to be coming up with mixed answers and explanations...or maybe my mind is so jumbled that I can't keep it straight. I have considered finding an eldercare lawyer but am worried about the cost that he or she may charge for advice.
I am trying to help an individual who is legally blind and over 65 years old. He tried to apply for medicaid but was denied due to his assets. I thought I had read somewhere that a rental property could be considered an exemption when it came to determining financial eligibility. This individual owns a home in Ohio but does not live in it, however, he does rent it out. In Ohio, how does medicaid view rental properties? When one rents, does it count as an asset or an income? Is there a way to keep the rental property and still qualify for medicaid?
Thanks in advance!!