Medicaid application denied? Here’s what to do

Applying for Medicaid is a complex process that can result in legitimate applications being denied for different technical issues. Fortunately, this is not the end of the road and you do have avenues through which you can act and rectify the situation. However, these are time-sensitive, so it’s important to act quickly. Here’s some useful Medicaid information from a leading elder law attorney New Jersey.

The Medicaid appeal process 

Firstly, you need to receive a notification from your county’s Board of Social Services. If your application has been denied, then there will be a clearly marked “X” next to “Denied” that will be followed by a more specific explanation for the denial.

You should also receive further instructions for reapplying for Medicaid with attached details for identifying what information you need to submit. Common reasons for a denial that can be rectified in the reapplication process include missing documentation, lost documents, incomplete applications and filing too early or too late.

It is important to note that in order to appeal, you have just 20 days from receiving the letter to ask for a hearing with the Office of Administrative Law. They will pass your case on to an administrative law judge who will then review the case and make a final decision. If it is denied again, there are still other legal channels you can use, but it does become a more complex and more challenging situation.

Expert Medicaid planning, application and appeal assistance in NJ 

Frank R. Campisano is highly experienced and compassionate elder law attorney with considerable knowledge of Medicaid issues. In addition to planning ahead financially for Medicaid eligibility, he is also able to assist with applications, appeals and other Medicaid issues.

For a free consultation, please contact us today and speak to Frank R. Campisano or visit our website at

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