• Changes to Medicaid Right of Recovery Rules Repealed
  • April 19, 2012
  • Law Firm: Hancock Estabrook LLP - Syracuse Office
  • In the fall of 2011, we issued a very important Elder Law News bulletin describing regulations that had been released by New York State that would have expanded the definition of “estate” for Medicaid lien recovery purposes. These regulations sought to expand the list of assets that New York State may recover from upon a Medicaid recipient’s death, to include assets such as jointly owned property, trust interests and life estates. The result would have had a significant and damaging impact on our clients’ estate planning and asset preservation.