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Medical Assistance (MA) Estate Recovery and Liens

Federal and state law require the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and local agencies to recover costs that the MA program pays for its members under certain circumstances. Local agencies are county and tribal agencies within Minnesota.

DHS and local agencies collect these costs in two ways: (1) estate recovery and (2) liens. 

Explore the following topics to learn more about estate recovery and, liens. Or review Medical Assistance Estate Recovery and Liens (DHS-7273) for a basic overview with examples and explanations.   

Estate recovery


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