Department of Social Services

Family and Children's Medicaid

ATTENTION MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES: NOTICE OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER HAWKINS v. COHEN 

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Hawkins v. Cohen (5:17-CV-581 E.D.N.C.) is a federal lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries in North Carolina. The case concerns improper terminations of Medicaid benefits.

The Court hearing the case has certified it as a class action. This means that the case is to help not just the people who filed the case but other Medicaid beneficiaries whose Medicaid has been or will be terminated improperly. 

The Court has ordered the N.C. Medicaid agency to stop terminations or reductions of Medicaid benefits until eligibility under all Medicaid categories has been considered and advance notice of the right to a hearing has been mailed to you.   For example, if you get Medicaid based on having a minor child who is turning eighteen years old, your county Department of Social Services must consider whether you are disabled before they stop your Medicaid.

If you have any questions about this lawsuit or about your rights, you may contact the attorneys who filed the case, the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. You can reach these lawyers by calling this toll free number: 1-800-936-4971. You can also send the lawyers an email at Hawkinsinfo@charlottelegaladvocacy.org.

You also may contact these lawyers if you want to report that you lost your Medicaid without a decision that you were no longer eligible for Medicaid under any category or without receiving advance written notice that your Medicaid would stop. There is no cost to you for any help that these lawyers provide to you.

Click here for the full notice. 

Medicaid programs for families and children assist with the cost of medical care and other related expenses. Recipients of Family and Children’s Medicaid programs may include pregnant women, infants and minor children, foster and adopted children as well as Work First families. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on income guidelines.

Citizens now have a choice to come into the office to apply, fill out a paper application, or use the new electronic application EPass! Click on the link below, create an account with NC FAST, fill out the application (be sure to designate Montgomery County as your county of residence), and electronically send the application to the agency. Our dedicated staff will process the application and contact you if there are further needs to assist in the approval process!

http://epass.nc.gov/CitizenPortal/application.do

Medicaid Transportation (Non-Emergency)

This service is available to Medicaid recipients to provide gas vouchers or transportation to Medicaid reimbursable appointments. This service is only used as a last resort. Citizens must provide a three day notice of trip.

If you wish to speak to someone please feel free to contact the Family and Children's Medicaid Supervisor:

Leigh Ann Hogan
Office: 910-576-6531 x. 1110
FAX: 910-576-5016
102 East Spring Street Drawer N
Troy NC, 27371