"I understand that I am legally allowed to make annual gifts valued at $13,000 (per person) and that these gifts will not be taxable. I have been making such transfers to my children each year. Do these transfers affect my eligibility for MassHealth benefits in the future?"

Answer:  Unfortunately under Medicaid regulation, it is any transfers that can disqualify you as a MassHealth applicant, even if they are legal under tax law.

Susana Lannik, Attorney at Law
Lannik Law, LLC
Newton, Massachusetts  02458 
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Massachusetts chapter

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