Skip to main content

Does medicare have to be paid back after the person dies

East Saint Louis, IL |
Filed under: Estate planning

after a person dies that was on medicare. will there family have to pay for the services that that person recieved during the deceased lifetime

Attorney Answers 3

Posted

No I do not believe medicaire benefits must be repaid by family members after the deceased's death.

Mark as helpful

Posted

It is generally true that Medicare benefits do not have to be repaid. However, do not confuse this with Medicaid, a State-administered program where benefits sometimes have to be repaid.

Mark as helpful

Posted

I suggest you speak with a probate attorney in your area. The family is not responsible, but there may be a lien that will impact the estate and the likelihood of the family receiving any distributions. There may be some opportunity to negotiate the lien.

Mark as helpful

Wills and estates topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics