Elder Law


Medicaid’s Asset Transfer Rules

In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money to your children on Tuesday, and qualify for Medicaid on Wednesday, so it has imposed a penalty on people who […]


How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful; giving away money or property can interfere with your eligibility. Under federal Medicaid law, if you transfer certain assets within five […]