GAO Testimony before the Special Committee on Aging US Senate focused on how Veterans who should not be qualified for pension used financial advisers and attorneys to obtain the pension. The report focused on gifting of assets, use of special trusts and annuities. The GAO was recommending a transfer period of three years for such methods of qualifying.
This office has has anticipated this would be a focus for years. It will be interesting to see the rules and laws that address this issue.