Appeal 1813119

Fair Hearing Decision 1813119

No increase in MMMNA warranted; community spouse has financial duress but no exceptional circumstances; past due medical bills consisting of small co-pay amounts accumulated since 2014; these are small typical charges incurred in the normal course by individuals with health insurance.

Appeal 0807837

Fair Hearing Decision 0807837

APPROVED IN PART as to the transferred resources for which appellant received fair-market value, and DENIED IN PART as to the remaining transfers; $1,000.00 transfer to appellant’s granddaughter was a disqualifying transfer; Appellant has not received something tangible with intrinsic value for this exchange; majority of receipts submitted are for normal personal expenses such as groceries, restaurants, moving-related expenses, prescription medication, doctors’ co-payments, parking for medical appointments, and clothing; reimbursement for all of these expenses is reasonable, and that appellant received fair-market value for the reimbursed funds.