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Asked on: 10/12/13, 4:06 pm

Can medicaid take a monitary award away from me if they helped me in the past, but not at present?

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Answered on: 10/12/13, 5:02 pm by Marshall Isaacs

Assuming you are talking about a personal injury lawsuit, yes, Medicaid can assert a lien on any recovery. You or your attorney may convince them to accept a smaller amount, Medicaid might even waive their lien if you have a compelling reason. I have to qualify this answer in that I haven't dealt with Medicaid in a decade so their policies may have changed.

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