Father Died during Medicaid application process. It was filed and in process. He passed after only 6 weeks of when coverage was sought. Being told by peers that it's easiest to just withdraw the application due to a never ending request for additional info and legal fees. Feels like 95% of the work is done and not sure Mom wants to walk away from the $15k sought. Her assets not including home is about $250k.
This is difficult to answer without all the details. You should discuss this with your attorney. He or she needs to explain to you the consequences of both courses of action.
If the application is mostly finished, what is the negative in going ahead with it. Unless the $15 k isn't important to you. Sure, you might be denied or be required to give more info, but even so it would seem to be worth completing from a financial standpoint. This also assumes that your Mother's assets are owned in a way that will not be counted as part of your father's assets, which might disqualify him.
If you are doing this on your own, you may want to consult with an attorney who specialized in Medicaid application to see if it is worth going forward.
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If, as you say, 95% of the work is done and you've already retained an attorney, it probably makes sense to finish it and not be left with a bill for the weeks your father was in the nursing home with Medicaid pending. The answer depends on several factors, including whether your dad left any accounts or property in his name and who signed the papers at the nursing home to take financial responsibility. The person most familiar with your mom's situation and who can give her the best advice is the attorney who has been working with your family. Ask for and listen to that attorney's advice. Best of luck to you.
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