Mealey's Elder Law - Panel: Life-Estate Interests Not Available To Elderly Woman For Medical Benefit Eligibility

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Aug. 12 affirmed a lower court's ruling that the value of non-homestead life-estate interests held by an elderly woman's community spouse is not considered available to the woman for purposes of her application for eligibility to medical-assistance long-term care (MA-LTC) benefits (In re the matter of Esther Schmalz and the Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Human Services, Renville County Human Services, No. A18-2156, Minn. App., 2019 Minn. App. LEXIS 274).
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