Often applicants are denied NJ Medicaid or if approved, assessed with a significant penalty period because there is not a clear paper trail of asset and property transfers. This means that a family will be financially responsible for months of a nursing home bill at a cost of approximately $10,000 – $13,000 per month.
Most families insist that they have legitimately spent a parent’s funds on care costs while the parent was living at home. The problem is that they don’t have the written documentation to prove it when the State is evaluating their application. Anything that can’t be proven as having been spent exclusively for the applicant will be treated as a transfer for less than fair value resulting in a Medicaid penalty.
If denied, you can appeal and go through what is called a fair hearing appeal before an administrative law judge. This gives a family time to gather the necessary paperwork to prove their case but the result will be the same unless the necessary documentation is provided.
Tracking down receipts and how bills were paid for is not easy, especially when the receipts don’t clearly indicate what was purchased. That’s why you should consider having an experienced Medicaid application attorney assist you.
Contact me personally today to discuss your New Jersey Medicaid application. I am easy to talk to, very approachable, and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns. You can reach me toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.