do i have to give rest home my fathers savings if my name is on the accountm

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do i have to give rest home my fathers savings if my name is on the accountm

my father has money in a bank acct. i have my name on it also do i have to give money to rest home

Asked on August 25, 2017 under Estate Planning, Massachusetts

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, his share or portion of the money (i.e. that part contributed by him, whether from other savings or assets, his wages/salary, social security or pension, etc.) is *his* share of the money, and the rest home or Medicaid is entitled to it. You are only entitled to that share of the money which you can prove you contributed or which came from you. Putting your name on the account does not itself protect his money or assets from being spent for his care.


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