Leavenworth, KS asked in Estate Planning and Probate for California

Q: My mother passed in CA with no will and a sub $10,000 bank account. With a Small Estate Affidavit can Medi-cal bill me.

I'm mostly concerned with Medi-Cal billing me for costs against her estate even if it doesn't go to probate. She had no will and no beneficiary listed on the account. If they can how do I subtract the burial costs?

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James Edward Berge
James Edward Berge
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. Medi-Cal can and will bill you once you have provided them with a notice of death and a copy of the death certificate which you are obligated to do.

You are however entitled to reimbursement of your costs of burial before they get paid.

Nina Whitehurst and Chris M. Bradford agree with this answer

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