Appealing decisions by the Iowa Department of Human Services
If your application for Medicaid or other help through the Iowa Department of Human Services is denied or services reduced you can file an appeal. The Appeals Section provides an efficient way of ensuring that persons affected by the Department of Human Services' decisions have access to due process of the law. There is no fee or charge for filing an appeal. You may need to seek review of a decision through your managed care organization before filing an appeal with the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Applying for disability benefits for adults
This page has information about applying for benefits online. You can begin an application, continue an application or check the status of an application.
Applying for disability benefits for your child
Information you need when you apply for SSI disability benefits for your child. Includes what information and documents for your child that you will need for the disability interview.
Can I get government social security benefits?
This Web site will tell you if you can get benefits from Medicare, Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, Social Security Survivors, Special Veterans, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Debts Owed to Federal Government Can Be Collected Through Social Security Benefit Checks
Iowans should know the U.S. Department of Treasury and Social Security Administration are working together to collect non-tax debts owed the U.S. Government. People who owe a non-tax debt to the U.S. Government are subject to new actions to collect the money.
Inheritances and SSI
People who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) know they need to report changes in income and resources to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Most people do not think they need to do anything until they actually get the money. If you get SSI and you are going to inherit something, that could create a problem. You could end up having an overpayment or even lose your SSI benefits.
Property Tax Suspension for People Who Get SSI
Many people with a disability own or are buying their homes. Iowa law allows people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or State Supplemental Assistance (SSA), or live in a health care facility, to get their property taxes suspended.