Expert Witness: How Medi-Cal Works: Lover v. Henderson, et al.
Qualified as EXPERT WITNESS: How Medi-Cal works:
NO LEGAL NEED TO TRANSFER EXEMPT HOUSE:
Case Summary: Elderly woman is living in her own home, is helped by a realtor to convey her house so she can qualify for Medi-Cal/
7/9/1990: IN-COURT TESTIMONY at Bench Trial in NEC 43707 Lover vs. Henderson, et al.:
Testified for elderly Plaintiff:
Explained eligibility rules and process;
Explained how house was EXEMPT asset, so that both Community-based Medi-Cal and LTC Medi-Cal benefits could be received by Owner, without conveying it out;
Explained by example how to communicate with a senior about Medi-Cal eligibility issues, answer real property questions, as proposed and as transacted; about communications with seniors and disabled persons about Medi-Cal and SSI eligiblity issues.
Professional opinion: real estate transaction (outbound conveyance) of exempt asset was NOT legally necessary to establish Medi-Cal eligibility of elderly owner/plaintiff.
Judgment for elderly Plaintiff; title returned (no loan).