I first posted this in an article, but I'm hoping more people will read it here....
This past week I was so excited to get a phone call from a case manager telling me my mom had been approved for the elderly waiver here in Iowa. We set up a time for the initial consultation and discussed what services she might need (in her case, be willing to accept). Today I got home to find a Notice of Decision saying that mom has been denied services due to having resources over $2000.00.
She and my dad have a house worth about $80,000, three vehicles (two are pickups worth less than a total of $750.00) and an annuity with $6,500 in it. They have less than $2000 in the bank and bought burial contracts with their life insurance policies. They also own a rental property with a cash market value of $15,000 but according to the Medicaid article I first posted under, since they are receiving rent of over 6% ($120.00) per month, it should be considered an income resource for my dad. Mom gets about $1100/month in Social Security and IPERS (pension fund).
I have filed an appeal, but I don't know what resource is keeping mom from being accepted. Is there a way to find out exactly why Mom was denied? Her appointment with the Waiver Case Manager is this week. Should I cancel it? Can anyone help?