Are Adult Children Responsible For The Medical Bills Of Their Parents?

In determining Medicaid eligibility of an adult, federal law does not permit states to use the income or resources of non­spouses. States cannot collect reimbursement from these relatives. A few states have laws making adult children responsible for support of indigent parents. This however would apply for costs not covered by Medicaid.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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