"Michigan Medicaid Estate Recovery"

What is estate recover?

Medicaid is a state and federally funded program that pays for healthcare if you have limited income.  The federal government requires Medicaid to recover money that is paid for services from the estates of Medicaid beneficiaries who have died. This is called Estate Recovery.

What is an estate?

An estate includes all property and assets that pass through probate court.  Examples are homes, cars, insurance, money, and bank accounts. 

This applies to all medicaid beneficiaries who are over 55 years of age and received long term care services after September 30, 2007. 

Can state recover if there is an undue hardship to recovery?

The state will not recover money if it creates an undue hardship or if any of the following persons lawfully live in the house.

- beneficiaries spouse

- Beneficiaries child under age of 21,         blind, or permantently disabled.

- Beneficiary sibling who has a equity 
        interest and living in the home for 
        one year prior to beneficiaries 
- a survivor who:
        lived in beneficiaries home 2 years
        prior before beneficiary went into 
        medical facility; and
        provided care so beneficiary could
        stay at home. 

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Our firm is a comprehensive Estate Planning & Probate Law Firm
The Dugas                            law firm provides comprehensive estate planning experience and expertise that are designed specifically to meet our clients needs.   

One of the most important  steps you will  take towards protecting your family, children, grandchildren, and other loved ones is preparing an estate plan that represents and facilitates your goals during your lifetime and after your death. 

We are not a "one size fits all"                         law firm.  Our firm has exclusively practiced in the area of estate planning, probate,             and federal estate tax for more than 26 years. 

Our experience enables us to provides expert estate planning analysis and advice to ensure our clients goals are met and your assets are preserved for future generations.  

Our clients are represented throughout the State of Michigan with our offices located in Brighton, Michigan.

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Suzanne M. Dugas, J.D., LLM.
Mill Pond Parke Offices
810 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, Michigan 48116

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