Medicaid Appeals in New York City
If your Medicaid application was denied, Attorney Melnik at our firm may be able to assist you in appealing to the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) to request a fair hearing. A
Medicaid appeal of this kind may grant you the opportunity at a second chance of seeking the benefits you need. To find out more about your options in this regard and whether you may be eligible to receive Medicaid or other government benefits in the first place, we recommend that you talk to a lawyer at our firm.
Melnik Law Group, PLLC represents clients throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and all of New York City and the surrounding areas in all aspects of elder law. We help clients with the many legal, financial and health care issues that arise in order to plan for the future, protect their assets, and ensure that their wishes are carried out.
Filing an Appeal for a Denied Medicaid Application
When a New York City Medicaid applicant receives a notice of denial for coverage, he or she may request a fair hearing. This is a hearing held in the presence of an administrative law judge for the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. The judge will hear arguments on the applicant's behalf or by a representative of the applicant who received a notice of denial. A fair hearing is held to determine whether the denial or discontinuing of coverage was correct. Within 90 days or possibly less, the final decision by the OTDA will be made and a formal written response sent to the applicant.
Handling Medicaid Appeals for Clients Across NYC
Although a Medicaid appeal does not involve a strict legal process that takes place in the courtroom and is rather an administrative proceeding, having an attorney to properly represent your interests can make a significant difference in your ability to successfully appeal a denial of coverage. A lawyer who understands the process will be able to gather information and argue on your behalf to seek fair coverage on your behalf. Contact us at the firm or email us to see how we can help with your appeal.