Unfortunately, we can’t tell you because the answer depends on the state. In most states, there is no transfer penalty for community- or home care-based Medicaid benefits, but that is not the case in all states. You will need to consult with a local elder law attorney. To find an attorney near you, go here: http://www.elderlawanswers.com/elder-law-attorneys.
For more information on the Medicaid transfer penalty, click here.