New Jersey’s Division of Medical Assistance gave our community an important update on Medicaid renewals on April 23, 2019.
If you received a notification that your loved one’s Medicaid needs to be renewed, you have an extension of time to gather the necessary information and provide it to the Medicaid office. Until this crisis is over, New Jersey has stated that it will not process changes in circumstance that would normally result in loss of Medicaid, and it has said it will terminate Medicaid eligibility from March 31, 2020 until the end of the emergency. Individuals who were scheduled to lose coverage as of March 31, 2020 have been re-enrolled retroactively. They will keep their overage until the last day of the month when the emergency ends. If your loved one received a notice of termination of Medicaid benefits or a notice of non-renewal, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about filing an appeal during the COVID-19 outbreak. If your appeal is filed fast enough, your family member may be able to keep their Medicaid benefits during the appeal process.
Written by Nicole C. Tomlin, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright