Wrong Advice From Eligibility Worker Leads to Loss of Home

APRIL 25, 2005  VOLUME 12, NUMBER 43 The Medicaid worker was helpful, seemed to understand the question and knew the answer. The applicant’s guardian/conservator asked the right question. Unfortunately, the worker’s answer was just plain wrong. When the guardian/conservator relied on that wrong information, he lost out—and lost the Medicaid recipient’s home after her death.…

Undocumented Aliens Receive Limited Medicaid Benefits

SEPTEMBER 1, 2003 VOLUME 11, NUMBER 9 Changes in federal Medicaid rules adopted in 1996 made most immigrants—including even legal permanent residents—ineligible for health care benefits. For immigrants in the country legitimately eligibility for Medicaid services is not available until they have been legal permanent residents for five years. Undocumented aliens, on the other hand,…