Department of Human Services

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Transfer of Resources




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The length of the disqualification period is based on the amount by which the transferred resource, when added to other countable resources, exceeded resource limits.


The following chart will be used to determine the period of disqualification:


Amount in Excess of the Resource Limit

Period of the Disqualification

$0.00 to $249.99

1 month

$250.00 to $999.99

3 months

$1,000.00 to $2,999.99

6 months

$3,000.00 to $4,999.99

9 months

$5,000.00 and up

12 months


Example:  A one-person household with $1,250 in a bank transferred ownership of non-exempt land worth $1350 to a relative. The $1,350 would be applied toward the resource limit of $2000.  All countable resources are $2600 ($1250 + $1350).  Only $600 of that transfer would be considered.  The one-person household would be disqualified for 3 months based upon the chart shown above.


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