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$306,000 in Medicaid Benefits Secured via PRUCOL


A resident of a skilled nursing facility could not verify his identity or prove his citizenship. His Medicaid application was denied 3 times and the balance due was over $300,000. Cona Elder Law immediately requested a Fair Hearing and began working with an international genealogical search company to find his place of birth.  Working together, we obtained a copy of the resident’s birth certificate from a rural town in Mexico. After further investigation, we confirmed that the resident was not a citizen but was eligible for status as Permanently Residing under Color of Law (“PRUCOL”). Cona Elder Law promptly filed an application with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and attended a Fair Hearing. We prevailed at the Fair Hearing, securing retroactive Medicaid benefits covering the prior 24 months as well as on-going Medicaid benefits.


$306,000 secured in retroactive Medicaid Benefits as well as on-going coverage

Cona Elder Law Attorneys

This case was successfully handled by Diana Choy-Shan, Esq. and Dana Walsh-Sivak, Esq.

About the Author Cona Elder Law

Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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