4.7 Notices & fair hearings

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. 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. MAC 208599 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals July 19, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF A Medicaid appeal must be filed with the Division of Hearings and Appeals, not a different agency, by the deadline. In this case, the petitioner apparently mailed his appeal to the county agency (i.e., DHS) rather than […] Read more

DHA Case No. MTI 208493 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals July 14, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF To be recoverable, an overpayment must be caused by the recipient’s error—overpayments caused by agency error are not recoverable. In this case, the petitioner misread a notice of FoodShare benefits ending, believing all her benefits were ending. In fact, […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 207580 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals April 14, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An institutionalized spouse may allocate income to the community spouse up to a certain amount, and an ALJ may increase that if the petitioner shows “exceptional circumstances resulting in financial duress.” In this case, the petitioner appealed […] Read more

DHA Case No. BCS 207395 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals March 28, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF A Notice of Proof Needed must advise the applicant of the specific verification required. In this case, the petitioner received a notice requesting proof of “TUITION: Amount of student loan or grant funds and how they are […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWA 207083 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals April 5, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF When the agency reduces supportive home care (SHC) hours and the member appeals, the burden of proof is on the agency to justify the reduction. In this case, the agency reduced SHC hours after a supplemental functional […] Read more

DHA Case No. MAC 206795 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals February 8, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF To prevail at an appeal regarding an Order to Compel Payment of MA/BCP Liability, the agency must show, to begin with, that it provided proper notice of the underlying overpayment. Proper notice must include both the right […] Read more

DHA Case No. MGE 196927 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals January 28, 2020) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF The Department must give applicants adequate notice when requesting verification. In this case, the agency requested verification of a third-party discretionary trust but gave only 9 days to provide it and was not specific about the kind […] Read more

DHA Case No. FCP 197394 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals March 9, 2020) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF Benefits cannot be denied for lack of verification unless the member had adequate notice and the ability to produce the required verification. In this case, the petitioner, an incapacitated woman with dementia, moved to a CBRF. The […] Read more

DHA Case No. MAP 199545 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals December 17, 2020) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF Medicaid applicants must have adequate notice of the proof needed to verify their assets. In this case, the agency issued a Notice of Proof Needed after finding additional accounts in the Asset Verification System (AVS), but the […] Read more