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Section: Annual report to legislature and Governor

Statute: 52:27D-29.36

6. The Director of the Division on Aging in the Department of Community Affairs shall establish a legal representation program to assist Medicare beneficiaries under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act who are 65 years of age or older, or disabled, in appeals of unfairly denied Medicare coverage. The services provided under this program shall include, but not be limited to, the following: outreach to Medicare beneficiaries, the development and dissemination of educational materials pertaining to the Medicare program and the claims appeal process, the development and dissemination of materials for Medicare beneficiaries to submit their own appeals, and the offer of direct legal representation to appeal unfairly denied coverage under Part A and Part B of the Medicare program. Such legal representation may include, but not be limited to, appeals within the administrative appeals structure and appeals to the United States District Court. L.1993,c.4,s.6.

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