Co-sponsors for MassHealth Estate Recovery COVID-19 Relief Bill by June 26
What the bill does:
1. Extends the current timeline of 60 days to 180 days for the estate’s Personal Representative to respond to MassHealth regarding any claims against the estate.
2. Waives the 12% interest charged on the MassHealth claims (until 180 days after the emergency ends).
3. Prohibits MassHealth from taking any action to compel the sale of real estate to meet the estate recovery claim if someone is currently residing in the house (until 180 days after the emergency ends)
Find out who your state legislators are – state Representative and state Senator can be found here: http://www.sec.state.
These Senators are already co-sponsors: Welch, Cyr, DiZoglio, Jehlen, Chandler, Crighton
The bill has been endorsed by the Massachusetts chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA), Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), Massachusetts Councils on Aging, Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and Mass Home Care.
The Bill and a Fact Sheet are attached.