my grama just passed last tuesday and my faimly is worried medicade is going to come in and collect and take the property
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An attorney would need much more information to assess your situation, but in reality it is way too late to do anything about Medicaid recovery. I assume from your question that your grandmother was on Medicaid before she passed? If she was, and the state determines that she owned any assets in excess of the resource limits (generally about 2,000) then there could potentially be a lien against any property she owned...did she own an interest in the farm? Largely depending on the amount of the lien, it is possible that if and when the property is sold, the state will be entitled to have their lien paid off at the sale of the property. It is more complex than that, however, so I would advise seeking out an attorney who handles estate administration and is familiar with Medicaid recovery in your state (her state of death).
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At this point, your best bet is to consult with a local elder law attorney to explore your situation and your grandmother's position related to the farm to determine the extent, if any, of potential medicaid liens on the property.
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At this point there may be little you can do. As mentioned, a visit to an elder law attorney would be helpful - as there may be exceptions for family farm land in your state.
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