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