My mother was recently approved for medicaid, I understand she is not to have more than $3000.00 in her checking account. am I correct that she can gift someone up to $500.00 a month in order to stay under the $3000.00 limit? She has a tax rebate coming that will just put her over the limit. I am her SSD disabled daughter. I thought a elder attorney explained that she could gift up to $500.00 each month to someone and this wasn't penalized, Am I correct? We live in Pennsylvania.