Tag: Atkinson v. Ohio Job and Family Services

The Ohio Supreme Court leaves Older Couples with Revocable Trusts in a Tricky Situation

Previously, in my post “Having a Home in a Living Trust can Effect Medicaid Eligibility,” http://www.perlalaw.com/blog/having-a-home-in-a-living-trust-can-effect-medicaid-eligibility/, I wrote about the appellate case of Atkinson v. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in which the Court found that Job and Family Services could essentially penalize a married couple applying for Medicaid for having their home in a revocable Trust (also known as a living trust and family trust). For more details regarding the decision, see the link above.

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