If a deceased member leaves behind a child who is blind, permanently and totally disabled, or under age 21, or a husband or wife, MassHealth will not require repayment while any of these persons are still living.
If real property, like a home, must be sold to get money to repay MassHealth, MassHealth, in limited circumstances, may decide that the estate does not need to pay MassHealth. The property must be left to a person who meets certain financial standards, and who has lived in the property, without leaving, for at least one year before the now-deceased member got MassHealth.
Certain income, resources, and property of American Indians and Alaska Natives may be exempt from estate recovery.
This information is provided by MassHealth.