3.3.01 Penalty period

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. MDV 193440 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals June 11, 2019) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF A land contract must have a term within the lender’s life expectancy, provide for equal payments, and not allow cancellation on the death of the lender to avoid being considered a divestment. If it does not meet […] Read more

DHA Case No. MDV 208757 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals July 27, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF To waive the entire divestment penalty, an undue hardship waiver request must be filed within 20 days of the undue hardship notice letter mailed by the agency. If filed later, the earliest effective date is the date […] Read more

DHA Case No. MDV 198638 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals June 29, 2020) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF A divestment penalty for a Medicaid applicant begins on the date the person applies and is “otherwise eligible” but for the divestment; it begins for a member the first of the month after the member receives timely notice. In this case, […] Read more

DHA Case No. MDV 200210 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals January 21, 2021) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An appeal must be filed within 45 days of an agency action for the ALJ to have jurisdiction to review it. In this case, the petitioner established an irrevocable trust, divested, and applied for Medicaid in May […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 200475 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals February 8, 2021) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF Eligibility for MA begins the first of the month in which the applicant meets all program requirements. In this case, the petitioner planned for a divestment penalty with a Medicaid-compliant annuity, but the final annuity payment occurred […] Read more

DHA Case No. MDV 204093 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals March 24, 2022) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF A divestment penalty does not start until the date a Community Waivers applicant requests a waiver program, meets the functional screen criteria, and meets all other Medicaid eligibility requirements. In this case, the petitioner—represented by a lawyer—divested […] Read more