After moving my mother from another state into a nursing home in Massachusetts, we quickly entered into a downhill battle with Mass Health. We had previously transferred assets (without any profit or investment) within the 5 year look-back period and were facing automatic denials for benefits. No one would listen to reason of the situation nor consider the law detailing the conditions for a hardship waiver. Not until Mr. DellaMonaca took our case.
Mr. DellaMonaca knew the inner-workings of the Mass Health process and advised us on how to prepare and proceed through a no-win, but obligatory first round of appeal. During the next step, he assembled a bullet-proof portfolio highlighting the conditions to address a hardship waiver. We stressed to Mass Health from day one that my mother met all the conditions, but without Mr. DellaMonaca, no one would listen, nor would they process a waiver application. All they were focused on was the rule against the transfer of assets. Mr. DellaMonaca's staff was well-versed in the procedures to process said waiver and walked us through the steps to assemble a comprehensive support package. I had discussed our situation with several other lawyers previously - none of whom would take our case because the statistics against Mass Health showed to be too difficult.
Mr. DellaMonaca was honest from the beginning - advising the process would be difficult, and the outcome may not be ideal; however, he offered his willingness to fight the system based upon what was written in the law, and he was willing to continue to appeal as far as necessary. Because of his determination and attention to detail, we won! My mother was approved for nursing home benefits as well as standard Mass Health benefits.
We weren't sure how we were going to pay out of pocket for the nursing home (which she required), nevermind all the costly medical bills that continually arrived due to her medical condition. I was even facing a personal suit from a law-firm representing the nursing home. Mr. DellaMonaca quickly acted against the notice, sparing us time while we fought the case. I can't say enough how much we appreciate Mr. DellaMonaca and his staff. They were personable and attentive from day one. He is definitely a top-notch attorney. I hope I don't require his services again anytime soon, but I definitely recommend him without hesitation.