Is a person's house subject to estate recovery?
Yes. A Medicaid recipient's house may be subject to estate recovery. If the recipient was permanently institutionalize, any claim from the sale of the house may be delayed while the sibling or child resides in the home, if specific conditions are met.
Does a will protect assets from estate recovery?
No. Ohio's Medicaid program and other creditors are paid before any assets are sistributed to heirs or other beneficiaries.
Will the Attorney General's Office contact the family of the deceased?
After a Medicaid recipient dies, the AGO will send a notice of claim to the estate's executor requesting repayment for the cost of Medicaid benefits. It is the estate executor's responsibility to notify any family memebers or heirs who might be affected by the estate recovery. If the estate executor has not been identified to the AGO, the AGO may need to contact the Medicaid recipient's family members.
This is general information only and not legal advice. This information applies to Ohio. Check your state's elegibility rules for Estate Recovery.