Medi-Cal Recovery Information

Updated Monday, November 6th, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet

This booklet has been revised to provide guidance on the new Medi-Cal Recovery laws that are effective for those individuals who die on or after January 1, 2017. For individuals who die prior to January 1, 2017, the current recovery rules will apply. This booklet outlines applicable rules for both the current law, and the new law.

English (pdf)Chinese (pdf)
Spanish (pdf)Korean (pdf)
Japanese (pdf)Vietnamese (pdf)

Mire este breve video sobre los cambios a las leyes de recuperación de Medi-Cal.
(Watch this brief Spanish-language video about the changes to California’s Medi-Cal estate recovery laws.

Obtenga información sobre los cambios a las leyes de recuperación de Medi-Cal en California, comenzando desde el 1 de enero de 2017. Para obtener más información, descargue el folleto de recuperación de Medi-Cal de CANHR en español.

(Learn about the changes to California’s Medi-Cal Estate Recovery laws, effective January 1, 2017. For more information, download CANHR’s Medi-Cal Recovery Booklet in Spanish.)


Approved State Plan Amendment implementing SB 833 new recovery laws (pdf)

Medi-Cal Recovery Law Side-by-Side (pdf)

Medi-Cal Recovery Frequently Asked Questions

Transmittal 75 – State Medicaid Manual, Part 3 – Federal CMS Recovery Guidelines