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Can a hospice seize your assets?

On Behalf of | Jul 27, 2022 | Uncategorized

Making the decision to place a loved one in hospice care can be very difficult. Even after you place them in a Texas hospice, you may still worry about them. One of your main concerns may be how much money the entire experience will end up costing. You may worry that their coverage may not be enough and that the hospice may try to seize their assets.

Your assets are safe with a hospice

Hospice law is a set of rules and regulations that governs how your loved one is treated during their last days. This is also the branch of law that guarantees that neither your assets, nor those of your relative, will be seized by a hospice. The only way that these assets could ever be seized would be if you were found to be involved in a scheme to defraud Medicare.

Most seniors can expect to have their hospice care covered by Medicare. This is a benefit that is part of the Medicare Part A plan. It becomes active when the beneficiary chooses to enter hospice care, either in their own home or at a facility. In most cases, Medicare can be expected to cover all of the various costs that are associated with hospice care.

Your Social Security check will always be safe

There are plenty of questions about hospice care that you are bound to desire answers to. One of them may be whether or not a hospice is entitled to seize your loved one’s Social Security check. The answer is a definite no.

Patients in hospice care can continue to receive their Social Security checks with no interference from a hospice. This is true even if you fall behind on hospice care payments. Other forms of coverage can bridge the gap.