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Transfer for purpose of qualifying for assistance; gifts to relatives

February 6, 2009

Appellant gifted amounts of  less than $1000.00 to 13 different relatives. Relatives provided services to appellant such as running errands and providing transportation. Appellant was healthy at time of transfer. Appellant  applied for Title XIX approximately 21 months later. DSS imposed a 1.43 month transfer. Hearing officer found that gifts were legitimate and the appellant did not have reason to anticipate requiring assistance from Title XIX at the time the gifts were given.

Fair Hearing Decision 2-6-09 (PDF)