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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.

Benefits for children with disabilities

This booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. It is also for adults who became disabled in childhood and who might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

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).

My only income is Social Security. Do I have to pay any taxes on my benefits?

This article discusses the filing thresholds for Social Security income, and the benefits of filing a return even if it is not required.

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.

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