Appeals

If your application for Texas Medicaid Nursing Home benefits was denied, or if you were not allowed to keep all of the assets you are entitled by law to keep, then you should consider appealing the decision.

You have 90 days to formally appeal the decision of the HHSC. If you miss the deadline you lose your right to appeal and in all likelihood you also lose quite a bit of money paying for benefits that may have been payable through Texas Medicaid.

When you appeal, you are requesting an administrative hearing. At the hearing, you will be confronted by the Hearing Officer, an HHSC policy specialist, and in some cases the General Counsel. Decisions at the appeals level frequently hinge on specific, important details which are often easily overlooked by people inexperienced with the process. A Texas Medicaid Attorney can represent you and protect your rights and property through this complicated process.

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