In missouri, husband worked, died of cancer, wife did not sign any medical paperwork... Is wife liablke to repay medical debt?
My best freidn recently lost her husband to cancer. He worked his entire life, up tp the last monthsbefore he passed away. He was approved for Medicaid and Dissability Social Security, but did not live long enoughto receive any benefits. His cancer treatment incurred debt after the insurance was exhausted. He made sure to be the person signing all medical paperwork: diagnosis sign in, treatment, etc...
My friend did not sign any of the medical paperwork, she is unable to work or drive due to her own medical issue but she does not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid or supplemental living assistance to help cover rent (they do not own a home), truck payment or general utilities. They do not have credit card debt, but do have a truck loan.
Can she be held liable for her husband's medical debts? She and her two adult children survised him and one child lives at home with her, helping pay bills with his income (not much).
Also, they went to an attorney to ensure all of their personal property would be willed to her upon his death. Does his mother or brothers have any legal right to take her husband's personal property from her without her conent, legally? They are after his musical equipment and her wedding band and wedding ring.