Daughter Not Responsible for Mother’s Care Bill After Withdrawing Funds from Her Account

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A New Jersey appellate court ruled that a daughter who withdrew nearly $60,000 from her mother’s bank account will not be responsible for her mother’s nursing home care costs. The mother applied for Medicaid benefits but was penalized for a 224-day period because of the amount transferred to her daughter.

Her daughter transferred the money years prior as her father had dementia and was mis-managing the funds. The court said there was no standing for the assisted living facility to bring the case and no paperwork was signed between the facility and the daughter that would require her to become a payer of the care.