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Transfer for purpose of qualifying for assistance; gifts to relatives

February 5, 2009

Appellant gifted amounts of less than $1000.00 to 11 relatives. She applied for Title XIX approximately 21 months later. DSS imposed a 1.23 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 2-5-09 (PDF)