December 1973 Eligibility Requirements

1030.055.15 Estate Recovery

The amount of assets disregarded in the eligibility determination must be reported to MO HealthNet Division’s Third Party Liability Unit so that the asset disregard may be applied in the estate recovery process. Complete a TPL-1 form on the long-term care policy and send it to the Third Party Liability Unit. Include an attachment verifying the asset disregard and the date of death if applicable.

NOTE: If the applicant qualifies for MHABD without applying the asset disregard to determine eligibility, the eligibility specialist is not required to hold the application in pending status to verify the amount of disregard to apply during estate recovery. The application can be approved without the verification of the disregard to apply during estate recovery. If the application is approved without verification, the eligibility specialist must complete a TPL-1 form for the long-term care policy and send it to MO HealthNet Division’s Third Party Liability Unit along with an attachment alerting them about the possibility of eligibility for an asset disregard during estate recovery.