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WHY DO WE HAVE TO PAY BACK MEDICAID- HES DEAD!

WHY DO DEAD PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY BACK MEDICAID?

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jerry | Joined: October 17, 2005 03:24 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest,

As far as I know, they are quite justified to ask you to pay for the Medicaid. They will go for a estate recovery program. Under this program, the state can file a claim against the estate of a deceased Medicaid recipient, who is 55 years old or above, who have applied for certain long-term care. Claims will include the cost of services, hospital care, and prescription drugs supported by Medicaid. Usually they go for the recovery after the death of the recipient. So, hopefully they have to send you the letter as a part of their duty to collect the costs of providing medicaid.

Thanks,

Jerry

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Where is this rule stated for pay back or estate recovery against a deceased individuals estate?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi arobi,

You can contact your state health department to get information on rules regarding pay back or estate recovery against a deceased individuals estate.

Thanks

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

My brother had a triple by-pass surgery, paid by medicaid. My mom passed away and he will inheritance pmoney from the sale of the house. Does he have to pay back medicaid for the surgery.

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome delo,

Medicaid can claim assets from your brother in order to recover the money they had spent on your brother's surgery.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I have been on medicaid since I was 30, due to a stroke, unable to work all my life because of a brain injury at age 13. I am now 64. I am self sufficent, always was, lived basically on my own. My only asset is my home which is in a revocable trust in my 2 childrens names. When I die will the sale of the house have to pay back all the money spent on me since I first went on it 34 years ago, even thou I never entered a nursing home? Does the money for scripts and yearly doctors visits need to be paid back? How many years willthey go back for me, since the law was passed many years after I first went on it?

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest!

Welcome to forums!

Medicaid may want to recover it's dues with the help of the sale proceeds of the property. You should contact a Medicaid attorney and he will be able to help you in this regard in a better way.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I am on medicaid while being pregnant and my children are also. If something happens to any of us am I gonna have to pay back for all the yrs my kids have been on medicaid

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I guess you'll be able to pay back the dues.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I'm facing this problem now. My mom has passed away and now medicaid is looking to collect $17,000 from her estate and I don't know why. She has never been in a nursing home or had anyone take care of her...so I don't understand why they would want that much back. If this a practice they are doing they should let the people no this before signing up. I think it's a unfair practice they are doing to get money back...

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Simone!

Welcome to forums!

If your mother hasn't take any help from the Medicaid, then they shouldn't take over your mother's property. Speak to an attorney in this regard and check out what you can do in this matter.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Simone,along with their request for that $17K, they must have provided some kind of information about where they came up with that figure. I'm sure they didn't dream it and pluck your Mom's name out of thin air. Do you have any letters, etc. from them prior to this request?

If you lack any information from them to begin with, ask for it.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

my mother is in a nursing home for 4 years, my disabled daughter and her family live in my mothers home will medicaid come after the home?

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest!

Welcome to forums!

If your mother is taking Medicaid benefits while she is in the nursing home, then the Medicaid may come after the property in order to recover their dues.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

They won't just pull the rug out from under you! There is a process, and in these modern and scary times, they're far more willing to renegotiate with you on the sale of the home, too.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I know medicaid can recover funds from a deceased estate. Can they recover funds from a payable on death account not in the estate?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi annis,

If the account is not in the estate, then Medicaid may not be able to come after that account.

Thanks

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

[size=18:f2e6080dd9]hi i am expected to inherit a good amount of money..i was on medicaid for many years as well as my children...i have not been on medicaid assistance in over 10 years...i also am divorced from my childrens father...will the state of CT make me pay all money back to them that they have paid out for my children and i? or will they only make me pay back half and go after my ex for the other half??[/size:f2e6080dd9]

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi cabriogirl!

Welcome to forums!

As far as I can understand, you won't have to pay off the Medicaid dues from your inheritance.

Sussane

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

My boyfriend of 11 years has terminal cancer. He lost his insurance before the diagnosis and has had to use some Medicaid. He has willed me his home and property, but will Medicaid take it?

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi coleslaw!

Welcome to forums!

As far as I know, if the property and the home is in your name solely, then Medicaid won't be able to come after you.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Noone is actually answering WHY they are allowed to do this. Why do we pay taxes if we just have to pay it back. Thats paying twice!!

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I can understand your frustration... but rules are such that nothing can be done.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

My mother has received medicaid asistance for 7 years. I have U.S Bonds that are in her name and mine. Will medicaid take those bonds at her death?

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Bdonb!

Welcome to the forums!

There are chances that Medicaid may claim her share of the bonds.

Sussane

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

my dad left us life insurance money, can they take that to pay back medicaid?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi bell,

The Medicaid laws are extremely complex. So, it will be better if you could get in touch with an elder attorney and take his opinion in this matter.

Thanks

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

My mother suffered neglect while in a nursing home in NY and became injured. Her children iniated a lawsuit on her behalf. She has since passed away and now the lawsuit is being settled. Medicaid and Medicare want repayment. Are they entitled to any of the settlement.

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest,

They may be entitled to settlement. It will be better if you could contact your attorney who fought the case on your behalf and take his/her opinion in this matter.

Thanks

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