whats the difference between a gift and an allowance?

my mother is iin a nursing home on medicaid- my brother sent a check that states on bottom;allowance not gift-is this a lawful thing to do according to medicaid laws?

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Answer by nsecurenold
I think he did the right thing because your mother is allowed certain amount without having any interference with her medicaid benefits, where a gift has to be accounted for, this article might help you a little bit more.

http://www.longtermcarelink.net/article-2006-11-8.htm

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