NY woman, very much alive, declared dead, loses benefits

28 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Brooklyn Woman Mistakenly Declared Dead, Has Medicaid Cut Off.

An 87-year-old Brooklyn woman found that out when she got a letter from the city’s Bureau of Fraud Investigation saying her Medicaid has been cut off — because she is dead.

A rep for City Hall said Saturday night that officials are reviewing Selma’s case. “And if there is an error we will take steps to correct,” a spokeswoman wrote in an email. But without coverage, Cohen cannot pay for doctors’ visits and medication for her cancer treatment. “So I probably won’t get my check this week. I don’t know if they stopped already my food stamps,” Cohen said. “They’re not going to give me food stamps if I’m dead.” The city said it is looking into Cohen’s case.

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