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The issue in these matters is almost always centered around how much the medicaid applicant has in assets and an examination of any transfers of those assets. As you have already learned, he is only permitted to have a small amount to qualify for medicaid.
In this instance they are almost certainly looking at the transfer of the $20,000.00 and when did the transfer take place. Under the law they can only look back to transfers within the last five years. If the trnasfer of the $20,000.00 was more than five years ago there is no problem. If the transfer was less than five years ago they are going to disqualify the transfer and deny your father medicaid for a period of time to offset the transfer. Once the period of disqualification occurs they will allow him to reapply.
As for the allegations that you have mismanaged your father's assets you only need some evidence that your father gifted you the money. Your testimony is sufficient and certainly if it is supported by your wife, your father as best he can, or another person. It is highly unlikely that anything other than a disqualification will come of this.
As far as who filed the complaint - it could have been anyone. Someone at the facility, a sibling, or a member of your father's wife's family. There is really no point in racking your brain over who it was because it will not help you get this resolved.
Also it is important to know that if your father has the beginnings of dementia that his connection to reality will be skewed and unreliable. He may exhibit signs og paranoia, and he may make accusations that are unfounded. These are all symptoms of the disease and need to be discounted.
All this being said it is still highly advisable to obtain the assistance of an elder law attorney who can assist you in dealing with the federal representatives. These federal agents are not your friends and are not interested in helping you. So be careful what you say to them and have any corroborating documents available.
Whether the transfer was disqualifying or not is an objective determination based on the timing. So that is just going to be whatever it is.
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