If a recipient needs services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), that recipient must qualify for Medicaid. The changes enacted have affected many DDD recipients.
Any new DDD application is required to meet the functional criteria and have Medicaid eligibility before they can begin receiving any services. If a person already receives DDD benefits but has not secured Medicaid, that individual must become Medicaid eligible to ensure continuation of current services and prior to receiving any new service.
For some DDD recipients, their income level (as a result of having social security disability through a deceased parent) is higher than the limits permitted under Medicaid. If a DDD is unable to secure Medicaid, that individual may lose all DDD services.
If you believe that you are eligible to receive services from the DDD, or have any questions concerning how your DDD application affects Medicaid eligibility, contact an experienced attorney who can answer your questions and guide you through the process. Call the Law Offices of Hunziker, Jones & Sweeney for representation you can rely on in New Jersey. Call (973) 256-0456 for a consultation today.