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Monday, April 28, 2014

My dad died in the nursing home. He was receiving both the Veteran's Aid and Attendance pension and Medicaid benefits at the time of his death. Is there anything special I should do?

You should inform any government benefit provider of his death.  There may be a delay in stopping payment from Aid and Attendance so quickly informing them will reduce the likelihood that you will need to return post-mortem payments.  Additionally, because he was on Medicaid at the time of his death, the state must be allowed an opportunity to place a claim to recover from the probate estate for the value of the services it provided.


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