My mom and I (she would be the community spouse) have started the process of the Medicaid paperwork. We met with a financial person at the NH who seems to handle this and she gave us the forms. This is ridiculous... people running for office drag their feet on showing tax returns but to get assistance paying for your actual health... you need five years of tax returns?!?!
Anyway, there will be a spend down period. Someone said my mom needs an accountant to avoid taxes if she takes money from his retirement account to pay the NH during spend down. My dad still hasn't given her POA.
So... any advice? Do we need accounts, lawyers, just the financial person at the NH... just patience and perseverance?