How do you know if you’re answering things in the best way on a Medicaid application, in terms of getting eligibility, if you don’t know what the underlying rules are?
In this Elder Law Minute video, part of the Medicaid Application Process series, Wes Coulson discusses how your answers may quite possibly be the basis for delaying your eligibility or even denying your application.
What you don’t know can hurt you: Understanding the Medicaid application process
Hi, I’m Wes Coulson and this is your Elder Law Minute. This is another in our series on the Medicaid Application Process.
Have you ever heard the old expression, “What you don’t know can hurt you.”?
Well, let me tell you how true that is with regard to the Medicaid application process. People see the questions on the application and think – “Well, OK, I’ll just answer those.” – and not realizing that a lot of the questions on that application form are things that they’re asking toward the purpose of seeing whether there is anything out there that they can see as a basis for denying your application, a basis for delaying your eligibility.
You have to ask yourself and important question.
“How do you know if you’re answering things in the best way, in terms of getting eligibility, if you don’t know what the underlying rules are?”
So, there’s a real danger there in filling out an application yourself. If you’ve never been through the process before, I think the first time we do anything in life we tend to struggle through it. Moral to the story – we’ve been through this process successfully with hundreds and hundreds of clients, so you might want to think about having us help. Thanks.
For more about Medicaid and the application process, visit these articles:
- Why can’t we just have a Caseworker help us file the Medicaid application
- Look-Back Rule and Delay in Eligibility
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