Will MassHealth take my home if I am receiving nursing home benefits?

The home of a MassHealth applicant or spouse is generally considered a noncountable asset, so long as the equity in the home is under a certain limit. As of 2021, that limit is $906,000. However, MassHealth will place a lien on the home to recover for benefits paid. The lien must be satisfied in order to sell the home. For many married couples, the lien is paid following the death of the second spouse, when the home is sold during estate administration.