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Estate Recovery

North Carolina Medicaid Estate Recovery

January 23, 2015

North Carolina law authorizes the NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) to file a claim against the probate estate of a person who received Medicaid payments during his or her lifetime.  Since most assets must be spent down in order to qualify for Medicaid, usually the only property owned by a Medicaid recipient at death would…

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Will North Carolina Medicaid Estate Recovery Take Your House?

December 21, 2014

Protect Your Home from North Carolina Medicaid Estate Recovery Federal and North Carolina law require that Medicaid pursue “estate recovery” after a Medicaid recipient dies. With some exceptions, North Carolina Medicaid must make a claim against the decedent’s estate for the amount of benefits Medicaid paid for the recipient’s care during the recipient’s lifetime. As a…

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