Bend, OR asked in Elder Law and Probate for Ohio

Q: My dad died in OH. He was in a home paid for by Medicare. His home was sold in a tax sale. Is the Medicare lien expired

He died in 2008. His home was sold in a tax sale and Medicare was paid very little. We recently were informed by a distant relative that he is part owner of a property left by another relative in another state and they want to sell. Will we need to pay the Medicare lien with the sale of that property?

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Medicare does not pursue estate recovery for benefits paid. It is considered an “entitlement” benefit that is earned by taxes paid during working years and premiums paid after enrollment.

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