Are Gift Cards Considered "Gifts" When It Comes to Medicaid?

It shouldn’t be an issue if they are consistent with her past gifts. But if she increases the amount or starts making gifts during the year, that’s likely to raise red flags.

Harry S. Margolis practices elder law, estate, and special needs planning in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of and answers consumer questions about estate planning issues here and at