Category: trust & estates / elder law

New Risks with Spousal Refusal

by Moira S. Laidlaw

Under federal law and Medicaid regulations, states are allowed to recover from the estate of a Medicaid recipient, over the age of 55, as reimbursement to the state for Medicaid benefits paid on the behalf of the recipient. States are also allowed to institute actions to recover against spouses in instances of spousal refusal. Spousal Read More …