Response Time for a Decision on Your Medicaid Application

HNWApplying for Medicaid Long Term Care Benefits, Elder Law

By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Medicaid Application Lawyer

Medicaid applications take a long time to prepare and an even longer time to be evaluated by the state.  Be prepared to wait at least 45-180 days for processing your Medicaid application. If your application is incomplete, you’ll wait even longer or be denied for failure to provided requested information. Make sure your Medicaid application and all other necessary documentation is complete and follow all instructions on the Medicaid application to avoid delays.  Keep proof of everything you send in.  Make duplicate copies.  Because of volume, many applications are lost or misplaced.

If your Medicaid application is denied, you have a right to appeal the decision. You have a right to “due process” whenever a Medicaid application is denied or benefits are reduced or terminated. To learn about appealing Medicaid denial, visit our site at

You must renew your Medicaid application every year because your qualifications may change. You’ll be asked to complete an annual redetermination.  It’s a standard and mandatory process.

Contact me personally today to discuss your New Jersey Medicaid application.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at



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