Can a Living Trust be a Beneficiary of an Account and Avoid a Medicaid Estate Recovery In Texas?
If the Living Trust is structured to avoid probate, then yes. In Texas, Medicaid restricts estate recovery to assets that pass-through the probate court. Texas Estate Code sections 111.051 to 111.053 exclude living trust agreements from the probate estate. As long as the living trust was drafted not to revert to the settlor’s estate, then the assets would pass outside of the probate court.
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