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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. Content Detail

    By:
    Iowa Department of Human Services
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  • DHS Overpayments

    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. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Legal Aid
  • 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 $2,094 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less. Read More

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
  • Medicaid Rules, Birth Certificates and Proof of Citizenship and Identity

    All people who apply for Medicaid, or a re-certified, must provide proof of citizenship and identity. Here are details on how to get a copy of your birth certificate in Iowa. Read More

  • One Car, Any Value

    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. Read More

  • 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. Read More

    By:
    Legal Hotline for Older Iowans
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