This is a "what if" question, since the elderly person does not (yet) get Medicaid. Situation: the senior citizen mother has few assets (Social Security) and a house. The house is held in trust (a living revocable trust, signed 20 years ago) for two adult children. If the mother eventually gets Medicaid (while in a nursing home) and then passes on, can the state of Michigan go after the house? The Michigan Asset Recovery Act is limited to "probated assets", and the estate will not be probated. I see several elderlaw sites online that state that property in trust is non-recoverable, but others say it is...and some even state that the person would not be eligible for Medicare with a house held by a trust!