Estate Recovery Program

About the Estate Recovery Program

The estate recovery program enables the commonwealth to recover from the estate of individuals who were 55 years of age or older at the time nursing facility services or home and community-based services were received. Recovery applies to Medical Assistance payments provided on or after August 15, 1994, the effective date of the Act. The commonwealth shall recover the amount of Medical Assistance paid for all nursing facility services, home and community-based services, and related hospital and prescription services.

View the Q&A from Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Seminars

Estate Recovery Regulations

Estate Recovery Program Brochure

Programa de Recupercion - Folleto

Fill-in form to request a statement of a claim for estate recovery (This form is not tied to the TPL Web Portal.)

Fill-in form to request a waiver for an undue hardship incurred during the care of a decedent

TPL Web Portal

The Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Third Party Liability (TPL), offers a Web Portal to allow registered business partners (requestors) to submit requests and related documents online.

Effective May 2018, DHS will be providing automated responses to registered business partners in the course of working on a case.  Essentially the portal will keep an electronic record of requests to TPL and responses back to the requestor.

Certain case statuses will be shared with the requestor:

  • Request is Received
  • Case is Open
  • Statement of Claim Requested
  • Statement of Claim Available
  • New Correspondence (response from TPL to requestor)
  • Awaiting Reimbursement
  • Check Processed

In addition, several enhancements to the existing web portal will include the following:

  • Casualty, Estate and SNT forms will be updated to add more clarity.
  • Requestor will be provided with the name and phone number of the Agent/Investigator assigned to the case.

Request submission through the TPL Web Portal will become mandatory in the future.

To sign up for a Business Partner account, please click here.

Once registered, your agency's administrator will be able to approve or deny access to others in your agency by clicking here.

***The first individual to register under your FEIN will become your organization's "administrator."  Please refer to the below registration guide for further information.***

Once you have registered with the TPL Web Portal, you will be able to submit claims on your personal dashboard by clicking here.

To view/download the TPL Web Portal Registration User Guide, please click here.

To view/download the TPL Web Portal Dashboard User Guide, please click here.

To view/download a TPL Web Portal Tip Sheet, please click here.

Please email with any questions or concerns regarding the TPL Web Portal.