Will Making My Trust Irrevocable Mean a Medicaid Penalty?

No. The creation and funding of an irrevocable trust, whether creating a brand-new trust or amending a revocable trust to make it irrevocable, within five years of applying for Medicaid will result in a Medicaid penalty period. You could end up being ineligible for Medicaid benefits for up to five years. To find out if there is anything you can do, we suggest consulting with an elder law attorney in your state. Find a qualified attorney near you.