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sb2 avoids penalty and obtains approval of $70k for New York client


sb2 obtained an approval notice worth over $70k for one of its New York clients and avoided a harsh penalty.  After intervening on the facility’s behalf with an application that had been pending for over eight months with the DSS, sb2 had the denied application reopened for consideration by reviewing the case file and showing the agency that it had all the information required to make an eligibility determination.  In addition, sb2 was able to argue that the resident was entitled to an exemption from an anticipated penalty of over $62k under New York’s undue hardship waiver regulations due to resident’s health condition, and because the resident’s power of attorney had converted the resident’s funds without her knowledge.