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Tips For You To Know About Social Security Benefits

How well do you think you know your entitlement to social security benefits? Entitlement to benefits is based on a variety of factors such as marital status (including remarriage). How a change in marital status impacts your benefits: SSI Benefits: If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which limits you to owning no more than $2,000.00 in countable…

Seeking Exemption From The Medicaid Estate Recovery Lien

If you achieve a settlement or judgment for a client after the client’s death the Medicaid third-party liability lien (F.S. 409.910) must be satisfied before the proceeds are placed in the estate. F.S. 409.9101(9). The proceeds placed in the probate estate are then available to satisfy the Medicaid estate recovery lien (for benefits paid through…

Florida Court Decides Medicaid TPL Applies to Wrongful Death Case

The Fourth D.C.A. has held in Goheagan v. Perkinsthat the State can recover its Medicaid third-party liability lien in a wrongful death action because the federal anti-lien statute only applies to settlements of living Medicaid recipients. The Medicaid agency paid for approximately $95,000.00 of medical services provided to the decedent. A multi-million dollar verdict was entered against the driver…

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