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Medical Assistance (MA) Estate Recovery and Liens

Federal and state law require the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and county agencies to recover costs that the MA program pays for its members under certain circumstances. DHS and counties collect these costs in two ways: (1) estate recovery and (2) liens. 
 
The 2016 Minnesota Legislature changed MA estate recovery and liens law. View this chart to see whether you are affected by the law change.  
 
Explore the topics below to learn more about estate recovery, liens, the 2016 law change and estate-planning resources. Or review Medical Assistance Estate Recovery and Liens (DHS-7273) for a basic overview with examples and explanations.   

Estate recovery

Liens

The 2016 law change

Getting advice about how to plan for MA estate recovery and liens

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