Estate Recovery

Effective October 1, 2014, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) Estate Recovery Department will increase the minimum estate asset value upon which SCDHHS can file claims to $25,000 or more. Currently, SCDHHS files claims against estates with assets valued at $10,000 or more. SCDHHS has determined that it is not cost effective to pursue estates with total assets of less than $25,000 after all priority expenses (funeral, attorney fees, etc.), have been paid.

Any questions regarding the increase of estate asset value should be directed to the Division of Third Party Liability-Estate Recovery at (803) 898-2932 or

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