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Look-Back Period For Medicaid/MediCal/MassHealth

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In order to qualify for Long-Term Care benefits under Medicaid in the past, many people tried to "give away" money to children or transfer assets to a "safe" financial vehicle. In response, federal law requires Medicaid will now "look-back" to any asset transfers you have made in the 5 years before applying for Medicaid benefits.

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In order to qualify for Long-Term Care benefits under Medicaid in the past, many people tried to "give away" money to children or transfer assets to a "safe" financial vehicle. In response, federal law requires Medicaid will now "look-back" to any asset transfers you have made in the 5 years before applying for Medicaid benefits.

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