Well, it looks like that estate recovery in Michigan will be coming down the pike. As Michigan elder law lawyers, we new that the time was coming when we’d implement the estate recovery law that is already on the books. Well that day may be coming in July, as the proposed policy changes were just released and I am reviewing the changes now. The biggie is that there is a section in the policy manuel that addresses estate recovery. There aren’t too many surprises in how it will be implemented, but it’s important to note that without proper planning a Michigan Medicaid applicant could lose their house, car, bank account, and insurance to the state of Michigan with the new proposed estate recovery policy.
It’s more important now, that if a loved one is going into a nursing home, that they effectively plan for Medicaid with the assistance of a Michigan medicaid planning attorney. For more information on medicaid planning, elder law, and veterans benefits, visit the Michigan Elder Law Center.