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.
DHS may send money or provide a benefit to a recipient and later decide that what they provided was not correct. If you get an overpayment from DHS, be sure to know the answers to three important questions.
Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care
Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $2,742 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less.
Private Rooms and Nursing Home Residents on Title 19
Iowans in nursing homes on Medicaid may now have a private room if they or family members pay the extra cost.
Public Benefits and Car Ownership
Iowans will be able to have one dependable car and still get welfare benefits and food assistance. Welfare (FIP) and food assistance (food stamps) limit the amount of resources a family can have and still be eligible.
Public Benefits During COVID Pandemic
Updates to public benefits programs during the COVID pandemic.