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ISSUE DATE: 09/2016

Consider any transfer of assets improper if it is done to establish or maintain eligibility for assistance as defined below. See 0015.69.09 (Improper Transfer Ineligibility) for how to compute periods of ineligibility due to improper transfers. If a penalty for an improper transfer causes undue hardship, a waiver of the transferred assets may be appropriate. See 0015.78 (Waivers of Asset Rules).


Consider an asset transfer improper if it meets ALL the following conditions:

The transferred asset is a counted asset.

The transfer occurred less than 12 months before the date of application, while the application is pending, or while the unit is eligible for MFIP.

The equity value of the transferred asset is over the asset limit.

The unit did not receive compensation equal to or over the equity value of the asset minus any costs of the transfer.

If there are multiple transfers within a month, combine the value of the transfers to determine if there has been an improper transfer.


SNAP has no asset test.


No provisions, but transfers may affect eligibility for MA. See the Minnesota Health Care Programs Eligibility Policy Manual.


Follow MSA for aged, blind, or disabled clients. Follow MFIP for all other adults.

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