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Will A Transfer Of Assets To An Inter Vivos Irrevocable Trust Automatically Create A 60 Month Period Of Ineligibility For Medicaid ?

Any transfer of assets to an Inter Vivos Irrevocable Trust will not automatically create a 60 month period of ineligibility for Medicaid. When a transfer to a trust is made the period of ineligibility will be calculated by taking the dollar value of the asset transferred and dividing it by the average monthly cost of a nursing home as determined by the Department of Social Services in your area. Not all transfers to a trust will automatically create a 60 month period. There can be transfers made to a trust which create periods of ineligibility of less than 36 months. Speak to your local CPA or an elder law attorney for more information on trust transfers and Medicaid.

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