In Missouri, What is the Five-Year "Look Back" Period for Medicaid?

When applying for Medicaid in Missouri, the state will “look back” to see if any gifts have been made in the past five years.  Missouri will not just let you give away your property or your money to qualify for Medicaid.  Any gifts or transfers for less than fair market value that are made during the “5 year look back” period may cause a delay in Medicaid eligibility.