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I applied for chip

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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But was denied because combined income (child support and work) was too high. But my ex husband hasn't paid cs in two years and when I took my ds to the ER they informed me that my kids insurance was cancelled which is why I applied for chip. Is there anything else I can do? I filed for enforcement but the date is in February.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Eek.  I would say the CS shouldn't count since asshat isn't paying it.  Talk to someone else. 

LadyAmaranth
by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

You have like 30 days to appeal the decision....do it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:48 PM
It's low cost health insurance for kids.


Quoting homemakersusie:

chip?


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:49 PM
Do you know how to go about it? Do I need a lawyer?


Quoting LadyAmaranth:

You have like 30 days to appeal the decision....do it.


SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:50 PM
This although my ex was only ordered to pay $50 a month and was behind 6 months and they still counted as income. Good luck!

Quoting Anonymous:

Eek.  I would say the CS shouldn't count since asshat isn't paying it.  Talk to someone else. 

SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:51 PM
No. The instructions on how to appeal should be on the back of the denial letter. I think you have to do it in writing.

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you know how to go about it? Do I need a lawyer?




Quoting LadyAmaranth:

You have like 30 days to appeal the decision....do it.


LadyAmaranth
by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Well, if CHIP works there like here it's on one of the pages sent with their decision. It'll have how long you have to do it, where to file the appeal, etc.

If you can't find that page...call the number on the letter you got and ask.

I don't think a lawyer is necessary but someone who can vouch that he's not paid and bank records will help.

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you know how to go about it? Do I need a lawyer?


Quoting LadyAmaranth:

You have like 30 days to appeal the decision....do it.



~HILLARIE~

Mama to 3 Joyfully Chaotic boys

Widow to my crazy chicken(4-8-13)....Always Love

anotherandree
by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM

When I was a case worker in Indiana (this was like 8 years ago), but all you needed to do was write a letter to your case worker within 30 days stating that you would like to appeal the decision to deny the Medicaid for your kids for the reason of over income.  Most people included a sentence that stated that while the child support of $X is court ordered, so-and-so has only paid $X amount in X months.  Thank you, your name and case number (or ssn)

anotherandree
by on Nov. 15, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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Usually they pay through the courts, then the court sends you a check (or at least that is how it works in some court mandated cases in Indiana) so it should be easy to get proof.  If it was all agreed upon verbally, it might be MUCH more difficult of a process.

Quoting LadyAmaranth:

Well, if CHIP works there like here it's on one of the pages sent with their decision. It'll have how long you have to do it, where to file the appeal, etc.

If you can't find that page...call the number on the letter you got and ask.

I don't think a lawyer is necessary but someone who can vouch that he's not paid and bank records will help.

Quoting Anonymous:

Do you know how to go about it? Do I need a lawyer?


Quoting LadyAmaranth:

You have like 30 days to appeal the decision....do it.




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