i just lost my aunt and her children had to pay her medical bills.there are programs that will help the children pay them if they cant. * Many times surviving family members will be sent medical and hospital bills after a person has died. However, the children of the deceased or other family members have no legal obligation to pay such debts unless they have agreed to accept the responsibility at the time the person(s) were receiving medical care. Medical bills as are all other debts and assets are considered part of the deceased's estate and are handled according to the state probate laws.
Is the surviving child responsible for deceased none medical bills?
Unless the spouse signed any documents incurring liability for the deceased's medical bills, they are not responsible. The deceased's ESTATE is responsible for the medical bills, and all other obligations owed by the deceased at the time of their death.
No, but the estate the deceased left may be responsible for these expenses.
In Pennsylvania, the surviving spouse, or whoever is listed in the will as beneficiary, is responsible for medical bills. Any debt incurred would be owed by the living spouse.
It is the deceased's ESTATE that is responsbile for settling all the deceased's debts. Unless the children signed any documents incurring liability for the deceased's medical bills, they are not responsbile.
Only if the surviving spouse entered into a repayment agreement with the medical providers.
Only if they signed a contract or agreement to accept the responsibility. If not, the deceased's ESTATE becomes responsible for any debts.
The estate is responsible for all the debts of the deceased. Indirectly the spouse will have to pay them off from the estate before she can inherit.
In Montana the estate will be responsible for the medical bills of the deceased. Only after they are resolved can the estate be closed and any remainder distributed.
The estate is responsible for all the debts of the deceased in New Mexico. The spouse will only inherit what is left after the debts are resolved.
The estate is responsible for all the bills of the deceased. The spouse will be required to pay them from the estate funds.
No, they are not
In every state, the estate is responsible for the debts of the deceased. Only after they are resolved can the estate be closed any remainder distributed.
No, the spouse is not responsible. However it does come out there assets left behind.
YES, if you die, then the next of kin is responsible for your debt.
In Kentucky, the deceased's estate is responsible. The spouse can be held as a beneficiary of the costs and by inheriting less from the estate.
The estate is responsible for the medical debts. The exception would be if the children were the insurance holder or co-signed the medical agreement.
No - the surviving spouse is not liable for the deceased person's bills !
The spouse indirectly will pay, as they cannot inherit until they are resolved. In Maryland the estate is responsible.
In North Carolina the estate is responsible. The spouse indirectly will pay, as they cannot inherit until they are resolved.
If the couple resided in a community property state at the time of the individuals death the surviving spouse might be held accountable for the deceased spouse's medical bills. That would apply even if the surviving spouse is in need of care themselves. However, the outcome of such depends upon the financial status of the surviving spouse and the laws of the state relating to such, for example if the person is on Medicaid. Surviving children or other relatives of the deceased are not responsible for medical bills unless they personally entered into a contract with the medical providers.
Unless the survivors signed some type of contract or agreement to be responsible for the deceased's medical bills, it is the deceased's ESTATE which is liable for the expense. The medical suppliers should first file a claim against the insuror and THEN proceed against the deceased's estate for any unpaid remainder - NOT the survivors.
No, they may try to collect from you but for medical bills incurred by the deceased, the deceased's ESTATE is responsible for them. The Executor will have to address this matter with whatever funds are available in the estate.
Unless the survivor(s) signed some type of contract or agreement to be responsible for the deceased's medical bills, it is the deceased's ESTATE which is liable for the expense - NOT the survivors.HOWEVER: In reality, if the surviving spouse also happens to be the Executor of their deceased spouse's estate, they WILL, have to pay for whatever medical bills may be outstanding from the proceeds of the estate that they are administering.