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Family member (sister) has applied in Oklahoma. Has very

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Family member (sister) has applied for Medicaid in Oklahoma. Has very serious health issues and has been in a rehab hospital for several months. Is being denied Medicaid coverage since she and her husband paid $ 10,000 two years ago for a bail bond for their son (accused of DUI). She and her husband declared bankruptcy last year. Bond money is likely to be returned (so I understand), but would clearly be part of bankruptcy estate -- so not owned by her or her husband. Apparently her bankruptcy lawyers failed to file a lien to get the money back, mostly for their own fees (I am getting all this third hand!).
Does she and her husband have to find the funds (likely as a gift from me and my other sister) to pay the rehab hospital, before Medicaid would come in and start paying the hospital?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Anne replied 2 years ago.


I'm Anne. I've been preparing taxes for 27 years, and I'll be happy to help you.

I have linked you to a OK web site re: bankruptcy in general, so that you can have your specific questions answered (these answers will be regarding OK bankruptcy laws. You can find out if a motion can still be filed to amend the bankruptcy to include the bond money, or if not, how best to handle this) Here is the link:

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Expert:  Anne replied 2 years ago.

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