The costs of administration
The family exemption
The costs of the decedent's funeral and burial; and
The following items, services rendered or medicines furnished within six months immediately prior to the decedent's death:
- Costs of medicines furnished to decedent,
- Costs of medical or nursing services performed for him within that time
- Hospital services including maintenance provided him within that time
- Services provided under the medical assistance program provided within that time
- Services performed for him by any of his employees within that time
The cost of a grave marker.
Rents for the occupancy of the decedent's residence for six months immediately prior to his death.
Claims by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the political subdivisions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Seventh or Last Priority:
All other claims.
Warning: Personal Exposure
If the estate is not solvent, and a creditor is paid more than he is entitled to receive, the executor or administrator can be held personally responsible to the extent of the overpayment. The personal representative also may be personally liable if he or she distributes estate property without having given proper notice to those having a claim against the estate.
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