Hedlund v. Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 2011 WI App 153 (Wis. Ct. App. 2011)

(assets that Medicaid applicant transferred to children who later on same day transferred assets to irrevocable trust for applicant’s benefit held to be available to applicant for Medicaid eligibility purposes even though transfer occurred 17 years before application; under state (WI) law, assets in trust are deemed available if applicant’s assets used to fund trust and trust formed under applicant’s direction; not necessary that applicant have legal ownership of assets used to form trust at time trust is formed; reasonable inference present that children created trust at applicant’s direction). 

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