CA: Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Limits Seizure of Assets of Many Medi-Cal Recipients
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that limits the state’s seizure of assets from the estates of low-income residents ages 55 to 64. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, California will join many other states in the country that only recover the costs of enrollees’ long-term care and related costs after they die. The new law, signed as part of the 2016-17 state budget, also would prohibit recovery from the estate of a deceased Medi-Cal member who is survived by a spouse or registered domestic partner. And it prohibits estate recovery if a home is of “modest value” — with a fair market value of 50 percent or less of the average price of homes in the county where it’s is located.
Source/more: San Jose Mercury News
David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.