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We cannot comment on New Jersey law in particular, but you can probably simply explain to the state that there’s nothing in your mother’s estate. The state does have the right to recover from your mother’s estate whatever it has paid for her care under the Medicaid program. However, that claim is only for what your mother may have owned. The claim is not against you and your siblings. But to be certain of this answer, you would need to consult with a New Jersey elder law attorney.
For more on Medicaid's power to recoup benefits paid, click here.
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Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
Attorney Samantha Simmons Fredieu is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Fredieu graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School where she was the symposium editor on the Vermont Law Review, a production editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board. She has clerked for...
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