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Medicaid: Estate Recovery Program

What is the Estate Recovery Program?

Wisconsin provides long-term care services to Medicaid members who are covered by:

To pay for this coverage, the Wisconsin Estate Recovery Program works to recover some of the money from the assets of members and their dependents who no longer need it. The recovered money goes back into the budget to pay for long-term care services for other members. Federal and state law require this recovery.

The program seeks repayment for long-term care services including:

  • Community-based long-term care program services.
  • Home care.
  • Nursing home services.
  • Personal care services.

Members who are age 55 or older, living in the community, and who are not receiving services related to long-term care or any services through the Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program will not be affected by estate recovery.

Program information for members

For more information

  • Contact your local agency.
  • Call Member Services at 800-362-3002, 711 or 800-947-3529 (TTY).
  • Call the Estate Recovery Program at 608-264-6755 or 608-264-7739.
Last revised March 13, 2023