Florida Appeals Court Finds Disabled Persons' Agency Erred In Assigning Benefits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The First District Florida Court of Appeal on May 23 reversed a state agency's determination that a Medicaid waiver program beneficiary should receive a lower level of home-based benefits than he requires. The appeals court concluded that Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities erred in its interpretation of the rules regarding assignment of disabled persons into state-designed benefit tiers (T.S. v. Agency for Persons with Disabilities,  No. 1D11-5563, Fla. App., 1st Dist.; 2012 Fla. App. LEXIS 8108).

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