Tag: medicaid application

I Applied for Medicaid, Now What?

  • You can expect a benefits determination to be made within 30 to 45 days after the application is submitted to the Department of Job and Family Services.
  • You will receive a Notice of Approval or Denial.  The Notice must contain a clear statement of the agency’s action and the reason for it. If you are approved, it will also contain the date that aid begins and the amount of the aid.  If you are denied, it must contain the means of challenging the decision.
  • If you are unhappy with the ruling or if you do not receive an approval or denial in a reasonable amount of time, you can request a State Hearing. Requests
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The 3 Steps to Applying for Medicaid

Prior to applying for Medicaid, you should consult an attorney to explore planning opportunities, but especially if you are married or have given away any assets or transferred ownership of any of your assets for less than fair market value within the last 5 years.  Moreover, please be advised that applying too early or too late for Medicaid could cost you thousands of dollars. 


1. Application (additional application is required for Waiver programs) 

You must file an application with the Department of Job and Family Services in the county where you reside, or if you are in a nursing home,… Read the rest