In order to receive Medicaid, you must first submit an application and have it accepted. Unfortunately, you may find your Medicaid application declined for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes it could be a simple error like not submitting the proper documentation while other cases may be because you make too much money to qualify. While a denial can be frustrating, there are ways you can continue the process.
Examine the Denial Notification
When your Medicaid application has been denied, your first step should be to examine the denial notification and find out why. When applying for Medicaid, there is a strict set of requirements that need to be met. Everything from providing wrong information or misspelling something all the way to providing incorrect documentation could result in denial. If this is the case, it is well within your rights to appeal.
Your Medicaid denial notice is required by law to state the reason for denial, how to request an appeal hearing, and how long you have to do so. It will also state that you can represent yourself or hire an attorney if you so desire. You will want to make sure that if you decide to appeal, you do so within the time limit, as there are no cases for appeal after that has expired.
The Appeals Process
Once the appeal request has been approved, you will be granted a hearing in which you must show up or have your appeal dismissed. Once at the hearing, you must show cause that your Medicaid application was unfairly denied. In some cases, it can be difficult to argue this. If you make too much money or own too much in assets, it can be difficult to appeal. However, if you failed to provide a proper document, the appeals process can be as simple as bringing that document with you.
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