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He has property appraised at 20K in TX. I'm only child with no will. Just received questionnaire from MERP. Does that mean they have or will file a claim against property? Will they come after a small estate like that?

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Ty cmagnum I will definitely do that. Thank you for the advice. Much appreciated!
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hotoiler, having not dealt with medicaid and having only looked things up, I don't know which is right either. There were two posters on that thread that I just posted who seemed to know a whole lot about MERP than I do. You may want to visit their walls and leave them a private or public message about your question.
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cmagnum being an only child I am heir to anything he left without a will, I have read quite a bit about this some saying they will go after anything an some say they won't go after a small estate. I even had a probate lawyer tell me to just sell it and offer them 10k not sure any of that's right.
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Me again,

I found a thread about MERP and Texas with a situation where the person died without a will. That might be helpful to read.

MERP in Texas. Any advice?
https://www.agingcare.com/questions/medicaid-estate-recovery-program-169133.htm
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Sorry to hear that your father passed away. I'm an only child and lost my mother in 2013. I send you my sincere condolences.

I searched the site some and this is what I found.

All states are required to have MERP in place in order for them to participate and get funding for Medicaid. When your father applied for a Medicaid program there will be some sort of acknowledgement of the fact that MERP exists. Just exactly how this is done depends on how your state runs it's Medicaid program.

Unfortunately, there is not much that can save an estate from MERP.

Here's a link to frequently asked questions about MERP from the state of Texas.

http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/estate_recovery/faqs.html
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