Q: My father received a lot of assistance from Medi-Cal before he died in 2021, and now I’m worried they will make us repay all the benefits he received. What’s the current Medi-Cal recovery law?

by | Oct 26, 2022 | Estate Planning, Q&A |

A: The new Medi-Cal law essentially states that for anyone who dies after January 1, 2017, Medi-Cal is only allowed to recover reimbursement against assets that are subject to the decedet’s probate estate. Or, said differently: Medi-Cal is prohibited from going after any assets that the Medi-Cal recipient owned within their living trust. This is another example of the many benefitis associated with having a living trust.