the transfer occured afterwards. My mother has been receiving Medi-cal at least 10 years. Quit claim was filed in 2010 under sister's name. There isn't much equity as she refinanced. She owed 132,000 and I was told value is 100,000. The address isXXXXXCalexico, CA.
It would then be possible for MediCal to assert a claim here for benefits paid.Honestly if she transferred the property her MediCal should have been denied because it was an uncompensated transfer of assets(gift).All she can do here is wait and see if MediCal asserts a claim.It is possible they decide not to do so because title was out of her name at some point so they may not pick up on it in an asset search.These are computer driven so it may well go undetected since the property was no longer listed in her name if there was a quitclaim filed.There is also a hardship process if they assert a claim/lien.Here are the hardship criteria, she would need to complete the application which would be attached to the claim from MediCal.http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/SubstantialHardshipCriteria.aspxIf MediCal here is going to assert a claim you should hear from them within six months, otherwise you would be in the clear.And you still have hardship waiver if they do.The site above has both criteria and the hardship application in case you need it.If I had ot venture a guess it would be that they likely do not pick up on it since the transfer occurred four years ago.It is possible here but unlikely.If you haven't heard from them in another four months or so they have not picked up on it and you would own the property free of claims by the state.
In your situation sitting tight here for a few months would be the way to go.It is unlikely they would assert a lien and after a few months you will know if they have not notified you of one.
Good reference--here you can see it is unlikely they would pursue this given the four years ago it was transferred.
http://www.canhr.org/factsheets/medi-cal_fs/html/fs_medcal_recovery_FAQ.htmI appreciate the chance to assist you today.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.
My mother is dead so can I fill out the hardship criteria claim?
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