When the FCRC denies coverage for long term care services (nursing home, SLF, or DoA waiver) due to a penalty period imposed because of a non-allowable transfer or because the person has equity that exceeds the allowable amount in his or her home (see WAG 25-03-02 (2)),take the following steps:
If the penalty period resulted from a transfer for less than FMV made before 11/01/11, the OIG reviewer sends the customer or his/her authorized representative a Statement of Hardship - Waiver of Penalty Period (HFS 2379WA). The customer must complete and return the form to the mailing address or the fax at the bottom of the form before the penalty can be waived. The penalty period can be revised only if authorized by HFS OIG.
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