Is the representative for a parent's Medicaid paperwork also be subject to the Medicaid Estate Recovery?

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My mom has Alzheimer's. As her representative and next of kin, I complete her Medicaid recertification paperwork on her behalf each year. I understand that Medicaid may recoup their costs via the estate (MERP). My mom does not have anything through probate. However, will the state also try to claim against my assets (ie. estate) since I've signed the paperwork on my mom's behalf as her authorized representative. I did not receive the medicaid assistance To my knowledge, the recipient is subject to MERP only. Please advise.

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bogart, MERP only goes after executors if they make improper distributions of the estate. I don't think you will have a problem.
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@MaggieMarshall- To clarify, my mom has nothing to go through probate because she had NO assets (no home, etc). Sorry for the miscommunication. Was trying to use the proper terminology. Thank you for quick response though!
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You are not subjected to scrutiny by being your mom's representative. You're not the one applying for Medicaid so your business and finances have noting to do with your mom's recertification.
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No. You didn't apply for Medicaid. Mom did. Your assets are absolutely not in jeopardy.

There is one little thing niggling me, though. You say, "Mom does not have anything THROUGH PROBATE." Odd thing to say, making me wonder if there are some things that will be payable directly to you upon her death that Medicaid doesn't know about.

If that's the case, Medicaid will probably find out. And Medicaid most likely WOULD come after those, even if they'd already been transferred into your name.
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