First off, please note that if you are denied Medicaid benefits, you will find out through a written notice. Being told you were refused by a caseworker is not sufficient. You need to receive written notice.
If you applied for Medicaid based on disability, the state is required to either accept your application or provide a notice of denial within 90 days. If you were applying for Medicaid for a reason other than disability, you need to be notified within 45 days.
In the written notice, you will be informed of the reasons why you application was denied and the specific state regulation used in denying your application. It will also inform you that you have a right to an appeal hearing. It will provide instructions on how to request an appealing hearing. For this hearing, you will have the right to represent yourself, hire a lawyer, or designate a legal representative to appear at the hearing in your place.