WAC 182-527-2740

Effective October 1, 2012

WAC 182-527-2740 Age when recovery applies

The client's age and the date when services were received determine whether the client's estate is liable for the cost of medical services provided.   Subsection (1) of this section covers liability for Medicaid services and subsection (2) covers liability for state-only funded long-term care services.  An estate may be liable under both sections:

  1. For a client who on July 1, 1994 was:
    1. Age sixty-five or older, the client's estate is liable for Medicaid services that were subject to recovery and provided on and after the date the client became age sixty-five or after July 26, 1987, whichever is later:
    2. Age fifty-five through sixty-four years of age, the client's estate is liable for Medicaid services that were subject to recovery and provided on and after July 1, 1994; or
    3. Under age fifty-five, the client's estate is liable for Medicaid services that were subject to recovery and provided on and after the date the client became age fifty-five.
  2. Regardless of the client's age when the services were provided, the client's estate is liable for state-only funded long-term care services provided to:
    1. Home and Community Services' clients on and after July 1, 1995; and
    2. Division of Development Disabilities' clients on and after June 1, 2004.

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