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indoubt - Google your state's MERP program to see the exemptions. Most states have the rules so that a home that is to be inherited by the child with disability to be exempt from MERP. Also if the inheritor is low-income, that too is a MERP exemption.

Have you spoke with an attorney about setting up a Special Needs Trust for your daughter? You may want to look into that as a SNT if done correctly do not affect their ability to get Medicaid. You want to make sure the trust is flexible so that you fund it now to get it started and then whatever is added in for inheritance goes into it later. I have a cousin with polio & my aunt & uncle set up one for him ages ago and it has been great as it pays for things that Medicaid would never ever pay for. IMHO SNT are not a DIY project, you need an attorney who understands how to do these. I'd contact the Parkingson's Association to see if they have any legal they can recommend. Also this site has a drop down list on elder law specialists too. Good luck.
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Thank you for the input. Do you know of a clause about a permanently disabled child being able receive inheritance?
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MERP will go after her assets, not yours. Your assets remain yours unless you go on Medicaid too. Medicaid will help your daughter as a separate case. Giving your daughter your estate may actually prevent her from getting Medicaid and you might think about putting your money in a Trust for her benefit.
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