Checklist for Georgia Medicaid Application

by Ira M. Leff, Esq.

April 22, 2008

The process of applying for Medicaid benefits is not a simple one.  The County office of the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for determining eligibility.  You apply in the County where the nursing home is located.  You start the process by filling out Form DHR-297.  When DFCS receives the form, they assign it to a case worker.  The case worker then sends you either an appointment letter or a checklist requesting verification of several critical elements of the case.  Typically, you have 10 days to supply this information.  Because the deadline is so close, I strongly recommend that you have all of your information together before you submit the application. And, don't bother submitting an application until you are sure that you qualify for assistance.  Here is a general list of what DFCS will want.

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