San Diego Attorney Antoinette Middleton to Speak at City Heights Law Day 2017

Attorney Antoinette Middleton

In other words, seniors and others over 55 who are on Medi-Cal do not need to worry about losing their home upon their death.

Attorney Antoinette Middleton, founder of the Law Offices of Antoinette Middleton, is scheduled to speak at the 2nd Annual City Heights Law Day on Saturday, April 29, at the City Heights/Weingart Library, 3795 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA. The title of Middleton’s presentation is “Wills, Trusts & Medi-Cal (7 Threats to Your Family’s Security).” The goal of Middleton’s speech is to educate the community and to illustrate how the need for and the cost of long-term care is a major threat to a family’s security.

“I am also presenting on this topic to let the community know that effective January 2017, Governor Jerry Brown passed a law preventing the State of California Department of Health and Human Services from recovery of expenses/cost paid by Medi-Cal during a person’s life from their probate estate,” said Middleton, who is also a “Lawyer Sponsor”of the event. “In other words, seniors and others over 55 who are on Medi-Cal do not need to worry about losing their home upon their death.”

Before January 2017, California law allowed claims on the estates of those who received any Medi-Cal benefits when they were 55 years of age or older, regardless of the medical services received or whether recipients were in a nursing home. “Thanks to new laws effective January 1, 2017, Medi-Cal recovery has been severely restricted for those who die on or after January 1, 2017,” added Middleton.

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