Fair Hearing Decisions

DHA Case No. CWA 210286 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals November 2, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF The Department may deny an IRIS application for an inability or unwillingness to develop an Individual Support and Service Plan (ISSP) that ensures the participant’s health and safety. In this case, the petitioner was previously disenrolled in […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 210128 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals November 22, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An asset is not available if the member lacks the ability to provide legal access to it. In this case, the petitioner had a life insurance policy with a cash value greater than $2,000; he also had […] Read more

DHA Case No. MDV 209376 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals October 27, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF Institutional MA eligibility can be backdated up to three months prior to the the month of application. In this case, the petitioner requested an asset assessment in January 2023 but didn’t apply until May. ALJ Peter McCombs […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 210319 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals October 20, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF In general, all available assets are counted and counted assets are not reduced by outstanding debt. In this case, the petitioner had excess assets at her renewal and an overpayment claim that was pending but not yet […] Read more

DHA Case No. MLL 209431 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals August 28, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An applicant for a hardship waiver of estate recovery must file his or her application within 45 days of estate recovery’s claim, after which the applicant has 60 days to submit additional information. And if the applicant […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 210257 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals December 7, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An appeal must be filed within 45 days of a Medicaid application denial for the Division of Hearings and Appeals to have jurisdiction. In this case, the deadline to appeal the initial denial of the Medicaid application […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 210600 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals December 22, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An ALJ may increase the community spouse income allocation (CSIA) if the community spouse does not have enough income to pay his or her “necessary and basic maintenance needs.” In this case, the CSIA was increased in […] Read more

DHA Case No. MDV 210996 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals December 27, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF The penalty period for divestments reported or discovered during the COVID-19 does not begin until “the member’s next renewal that occurs after April 1, 2023.” In this case, the petitioner sold her house in January 2023 and […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWA 208908 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals October 27, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF In this brief case, the petitioner appealed the termination of her IRIS benefits due to losing functional eligibility. Because she did not appear at the hearing, ALJ John Tedesco dismissed the case and the IRIS termination was […] Read more

DHA Case No. FCP 208334 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals July 3, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An ALJ may propose that Family Care enrollment be backdated only if the enrollment date was unnecessarily delayed by the ADRC or IM. In this case, the petitioner applied December 29, 2022 and the agency inaccurately processed […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 207780 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals July 14, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF A Medicaid applicant has an obligation to give the agency all relevant information. In this case, the petitioner applied in November 2022 and had an asset assessment as of that date, which presumably resulted in a $50,000 […] Read more

DHA Case No. MLL 210337 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals December 11, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF One way to get an undue hardship waiver of estate recovery is to show that the decedent’s real property is used as part of the waiver applicant’s business and recovery would take away the applicant’s livelihood. In […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWA 198542 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals July 21, 2020) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF The IRIS program can pay for home modifications that address “disability related long-term care needs that increase self-reliance and independence, or ensure safe, accessible means of ingress/egress to a participant’s living quarters, or otherwise provide safe access […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWA 205245 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals September 12, 2022) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF IRIS participants may hire their own workers to provide supportive home care (SHC). The participant is responsible for negotiating “reasonable and customary rates” with providers. In this case, the petitioner asked to increase her worker’s hourly rate […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 209688 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals October 19, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF A recipient of IRIS must usually pay a cost share after deducting a basic needs allowance, a special housing amount, health insurance premiums, and certain out-of-pocket medical/remedial expenses. In this case, the petitioner had fairly high income […] Read more