CMS issues letter to states regarding same sax partners and Medicaid Liens, Transfers of Assets, and EState Recovery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a letter on June 10, 2011 to advise States on options regarding spousal and domestic partner protections related to liens, transfer of assets, and estate recovery.  According to the letter, States have the flexibility to permit same sex couples the same protections of assets and finances for which heterosexual couples qualify when one partner receives Medicaid for long-term services and supports.

Read letter here.

Margaret L. Cross-Beliveau, Esq., LL.M.

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