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Old 03-06-2014, 07:51 PM
Location: Hampstead NC
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Originally Posted by Francois View Post
You picked one of the worst possible states to move to if your goal was to enroll in Medicaid; NC rejected expanded Medicaid (unlike many states) and the system is currently in major chaos due to a completely browkn computer system, a DHHS Secretary who hasn't the foggiest idea how to run a program, massive short-staffing, and anybody with any knowledge being forced out for political appointees.

Regardless, the county Dept of Social Services is, and has always been, the first stopping-point for public assistance questions. Though I'm not certain why the taxpayers of NC should foot the bill for someone's medical bills who just moved here from somewhere else without paying into it.
Francois, who are you referring to? Nobody said they had moved here looking for Medicaid...or did I miss something?
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:32 AM
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[The 45 day time is ridiculous.]

Having worked for NC DSS for 20 years (not any longer, I retired) I can tell you first hand that, when you have several HUNDRED applications to process and review, 45 days is not long at all.

I understand it may seem long from the other side of the desk, but truly, unless things have changed since I left (and I highly doubt that) caseworkers are overworked and underpaid.

It's sad, but true, and heavy caseloads can lead to errors - which nobody wants to deal with!

To the OP, if you have given your caseworker everything they need, that should help speed up the process. You can call your worker to see about the status of your application....that may or may not help :/

Generally, if they have everything they need...birth certificates, pay stubs, etc. they are easy to go ahead and process.

I wish you good luck and a speedy resolution.
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