Posted by Kristine-CA on December 28, 2005 at 20:31:39:
I’ve never been able to do this and I don’t know anyone in CA who has
been able to do this either. But would love to hear from someone who
has actually purchased anything from DHS. I think the state probably
has really rigid rules (bureaucratic more likely) regarding settlement of
claims. If DHS has an actual lien already, have you seen it? Was it
voluntary and recorded pre-death? Was it signed by an heir?
There are some legal issues that surround state health debts where I
am that may apply where you are. Take a look at the actual lien and
give some more details and I’m happy to brainstorm with you.
Also, I have settled these debts in the past. One I got released with no
payment at all (total mystery on that one). Have you contacted anyone
regarding a settlement amount?