The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that has the potential to affect anyone who receives government assistance with their medical care following a disabling injury that results in a lawsuit. ...Read more
Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?
Elder advocacy groups are calling for the elimination of Medicaid estate recovery after a congressional advisory commission concluded the practice recoups a tiny percentage of Medicaid spending while contributing to generational poverty and inequity.Read more
Life estates can be an excellent tool for Medicaid planning, probate avoidance, and tax efficiency, but there are potential problems and risks to understand before creating one. Is a life estate right for you?...Read more
After a Medicaid recipient dies, the state must attempt to recoup whatever benefits it paid for the recipient's care from their estate. There are steps you can take to protect your home from estate recovery.Read more
Under Medicaid law, a state must attempt to recover benefits it paid for health care following the death of a Medicaid recipient. The Medicaid estate recovery process may require selling your home to settle the claim.Read more
While you generally do not have to sell your home in order to qualify for Medicaid for nursing home coverage, it's possible for the state to file a lien against your home after you die. This is known as estate...Read more