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We just moved to NC from NY. In NY my mother- in- law has been under Medicaid for 20+ years because she has cancer and my father- in- law is disabled and on SSI. Now that we moved, she was denied. Their income is about 13,000 a year. Where can I get help either from a social worker or lawyer to have her case re-evaluated and get her the coverage she needs. She is 58 now so I don't think she can get Medicare yet.

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Read the letter notifying them of the denial. These form letters aren't always really clear, but they should contain an explanation for appealing the decision. Act within the timeframe. Each state has its own qualifications for Medicaid. If the issue is strictly monthly income, it could be that NY has higher limits than NC. A person on SSI (as opposed to SS Disability), would qualify automatically for Medicaid. Is it just mom that was turned down? You should probably retain a certified elder care attorney if you can't figure it out yourselves.
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No when they were in NY I lived and worked in VA- they moved to NC and we did too but not living with them just taking care of them :)
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I'm going to guess you moved in with them while you were in NY and nobody notified Medicaid that you were added to the household. Both states factor in the entire household income. Now you move to NC and the new state is aware of three incomes in the household, thus the denial.
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