2022 was a tumultuous year. Amid a continuing pandemic, tense midterm elections, and a war in Ukraine, we have grappled with more than our fair share of grim news. However, with 2023 in motion, there are some silver linings — in particular for seniors.

Federal law requires the state to attempt to recover the long-term care benefits from a Medicaid recipient’s estate after the individual’s death.  Medicaid applicants and those considering Medicaid for long-term care benefits should be aware that if steps aren’t taken to protect the individual’s home before he or she applies for Medicaid, the home may need to be sold to settle a Medicaid claim upon the individual’s death. 

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