What happens after the death of a beneficiary? Is there a Medicaid payback?
In the event of the death of a beneficiary, the funds from their ABLE account can be used by his or her estate to repay any outstanding eligible expenses or funeral and burial costs. If the beneficiary was receiving Medicaid benefits, Medicaid can file a claim for a payback upon the beneficiary’s death and any premiums paid as part of the Medicaid Buy-In Program can be deducted from the balance left. The Medicaid recovery is calculated from the date the beneficiary opened the ABLE account.