ALJ Nicole Bjork

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. 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

DHA Case No. MGE 207256 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals April 12, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF Medicaid applicants are required to verify all countable assets. In this case, the petitioner’s application for MA noted that her spouse sold shares of stock in June and July of 2022. She failed to provide verification of […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWA 206737 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals January 18, 2023) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF The IRIS Policy Manual allows involuntary disenrollment for “mismanagement of employer authority.” In this case, the petitioner’s son and approved personal care worker became incarcerated; then the petitioner’s grandson, who had the same name, took over care […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWA 202831 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals November 29, 2021) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF An IRIS participant must use up private duty nursing (PDN) hours before using supportive home care (SHC) or companion care hours. In this case, the petitioner was found eligible for 24/7 PDN services; her supportive home care […] Read more

DHA Case No. CWA 195974 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals January 6, 2020) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF The Department must ensure the health and safety of IRIS participants. The IRIS policy manual allows involuntary disenrollment for “health and safety risks that participants are unable or unwilling to resolve.” In this case, the petitioner refused […] 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. MDD 199954 (Wis. Div. of Hearings and Appeals January 14, 2021) (DHS) ↓ Download PDF If the Social Security Administration makes a finding of no disability for an SSI or SSDI application within 12 months of a state Medicaid application, that finding is generally binding on the state. In this case, the […] Read more