Hello - I am the successor trustee and executor for my mom, who passed away in December. She had been in a nursing facilty in Connecticut and receiving Medicaid. She owns a parcel of land in Massachusetts valued at $15,000(per tax bill) which I included as an asset on her Medicaid application. It was a joint tenancy, but her husband predeceased her. I am trying to figure out who owns this land now and what my responsibilites are regarding it.
My mother had a Revocable Living Family Trust and a Pour-Over Will with 3 beneficiaries. The land was not in the name of the Trust. Does it transfer to the Trust? Is it subject to Medicaid Recovery in Connecticut and is there a time frame in which Medicaid would notify me of their intent to recover?
I don't see a lien noted on the tax bill. Can Medicaid place a lien on this property after mom's death? She does not have assets that would require probate in Connecticut (only $300 in her Trust checking account). What are my responsibilities regarding this property? Is probate required? I don't want to create a hardship for the beneficiaries of paying probate and taxes if the property is owned by the state of CT Medicaid.
Your help is appreciated,