5 Subprograms

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 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. 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. 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

DHA Case No. CWA 209455 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals October 2, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An individual is functionally eligible for IRIS if he or she needs a “nursing home” level of care, as determined by the functional screen. In this case, the two most recent functional screens found the petitioner needed […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWK 209490 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals September 15, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF The CLTS program can cover “Health and Wellness” services to maintain or improve the health, well being, socialization, or inclusion of the participant with family and peers in the community. But these services must not be duplicative […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWK 207740 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals June 9, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF One of the benefits of the Children’s Long-Term Support program is access to a Support and Service Coordinator (SSC); DHS’s Participant Rights and Responsibilities notice even says, “You have a right to meet with this person as […] Read more

DHA Case No. FCP 192893 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals November 5, 2019) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An ALJ may issue a proposed decision asking the DHS Secretary to backdate enrollment in Family Care if the normal enrollment date was unnecessarily delayed by either the ADRC or Income Maintenance. In this case, both the […] Read more

DHA Case No. FCP 207387 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals March 30, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An ALJ may issue a proposed decision asking the DHS Secretary to backdate enrollment in Family Care if the normal enrollment date was unnecessarily delayed by either the ADRC or Income Maintenance. In this case, both the […] Read more