Indiana Medicaid benefits require an application. Admittedly, the application itself can be very short. However, the applicant must support the application with records. This requires the submission of documents to the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. These are reviewed by Medicaid caseworkers. Usually, the caseworker requests more records in addition to those provided with the application.

When an application for Medicaid is filed, the clock starts on the collection of these additional documents. If the necessary documents are not provided, the application will fail. Often, families will need to contact a variety of agents at insurance companies, banks and other groups to get the needed records. The best way to succeed is to be prepared. An experienced elder law attorney can help. That way, the applicant and their family can focus on what is needed while the attorney guides the application. Moreover, the attorney can also present the application and records to the caseworker.

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Christopher Ripley is a Valparaiso native and a lifelong Indiana resident. He is the oldest of five children. After graduating from Valparaiso High School, Chris attended Purdue University where he received his B.S. in Mathematics. He then attended law school at Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his Juris Doctorate. Chris has practiced law since 2013 and has served clients across the State of Indiana from Porter County to Evansville in a variety of legal matters. Chris is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Illinois.

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