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I just received a Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Questionaire. My father was in a nursing home for five months prior to his passing in

Long Beach, CA |

September of 2010. His only asset, his home, was placed in an irrevocable trust in 2005, with me as trustee, so I do not believe California will be able to recover anything for his care. My dad did have a checking account (under $2,000) with me as joint owner. Am I in any way responsible to the state for reimbursement of his care which I estimate to be approx $25,000? The questionnire also asks the names of his heirs which would be my sister and myself. Must I provide this information? Thank you.

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  1. If you are referring to Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Questionaire, form DHCS 6251, then the answer is "YES".

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