Estate of M.M. vs Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services & Union County Board of Social Services

Estate of M.M. vs Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services & Union County Board of Social Services, OAL docket no. HMA 13911-08

Final Agency Decision May 2009 adopting the ALJ Initial Decision, reverses County Board’s action that penalized pre-eligibility transfers of assets and that denied eligibility on the basis that the Medicaid applicant wasn’t a resident of New Jersey at the time she sought care. The Agency confirmed the ALJ findings that MM had not relinquished her residency when she left the state for a prolonged vacation, and further, that transfers made to her daughters a year before the application were made exclusively for a reason unrelated to medicaid eligibility.

Attorney: Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg, Esq.

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