“Thought for the Day” #771 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

July 29, 2016

In a move that may signify a continuing favorable legal undercurrent for Maryland seniors and their families, Massachusetts has rejected expanded Medicaid recovery. This means that the non-probate assets of a deceased Medicaid recipient (husband and wife property such as a residence, joint accounts, life insurance, trust assets) will not be subject to state recovery for long-term care skilled nursing home costs paid by the State (as was previously proposed).