I was recently asked the above question and wanted to share the answer on my blog. First, we need some clarification. Many people receive MEDICARE, but a person’s assets and income are irrelevant for qualifying for MEDICARE. And there is no recovery for benefits received through the MEDICARE system. So if your parent(s) are only receiving MEDICARE, there are no issues or concerns. On the other hand, MEDI-CAL is a means based program. The applicant’s financial means are examined in order to … [Read more...] about Can the Government Go After Assets in a Trust to Recover Medicare or Medi-Cal Benefits?
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