WAC 388-513-1366

Effective January 8, 2000

WAC 388-513-1366 Evaluating the transfer of an asset made before March 1, 1997, for long-term care (LTC) services

This section describes how the department evaluates the transfer of an asset made before March 1, 1997, by a client who is applying or approved for LTC services. The department must consider whether a transfer made within a specified time before the month of application requires a penalty period in which the client is not eligible for these services. Refer to WAC 388-513-1365 for rules used to evaluate the transfer of an asset on or after March 1, 1997.   

  1. When evaluating the transfer of an asset made before March 1, 1997, the department must apply rules described in WAC 388-513-1365 (1) through (4) and (7) through (11) in addition the rules described in this section.

  2. When evaluating the effect of the transfer of an asset on a client’s eligibility for LTC services received before October 1, 1993, the department counts the number of months before the month of application to establish what is referred to as the "look-back" period. The following number of months apply as described:

    1. Thirty months, if the asset was transferred before August 11, 1993; or

    2. Thirty-six months, if the asset was transferred on or after August 11, 1993.

  3. If a client or the client’s spouse transferred an asset without receiving adequate compensation before August 11, 1993, the department must establish a penalty period that:

    1. Runs concurrently for transfers made in more than one month in the look-back period; and

    2. Begins on the first day of the month in which the asset is transferred and ends on the last day of the month which is the lesser of:

      1. Thirty months after the month of transfer; or

      2. The number of whole months found by dividing the total uncompensated value of the assets by the statewide average monthly private cost for nursing facilities at the time of application.

  4. If a client or the client’s spouse transferred an asset without receiving adequate compensation on or after August 11, 1993 and before March 1, 1997, the department must establish a penalty period as follows:

    1. If the transfer is made during the look-back period, then the penalty period:

      1. Begins on the first day of the month in which the transfer is made; and

      2. Ends on the last day of the number of whole months described in subsection (3) (b) (ii).

    2. If the transfer is made while the client is receiving LTC services or during a period of ineligibility, then the penalty period:

      1. Begins on the latter of the first day of the month:

        1. In which the transfer is made; or

        2. After a previous penalty period has ended; and

      2. Ends on the last day of the number of whole months described in subsection (3) (b) (ii).

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