Mario Magana, who suffers from cerebral palsy, had to leave his job in 2009 and begin receiving disability because his medical condition worsened. Because he was no longer able to work, he was not able to maintain his mortgage payments and a foreclosure was filed against him in 2012.
Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc. defended the foreclosure case on his behalf and assisted him in applying for a loan modification. At first, his mortgage servicer denied the modification, but LSGMI appealed the denial and, after extensive negotiations, the loan modification was approved.
After Mr. Magana successfully completed the trial loan modification period, the mortgage was permanently modified to a monthly payment that he can afford and the foreclosure case was dismissed. Mr. Magana and his family can now remain in their home with an affordable monthly payment.
Matthew Rosen is a 15 year old- boy that makes a lasting impression long after he leaves your presence. Matthew also has cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, seizure disorder, and Aicardi-Goutières, a rare and debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder that has no cure.
As such, Matthew needs full assistance with all activities of daily living, including ambulating, eating, and bathing. Despite an overall decline in Matthew’s condition, Florida’s Medicaid agency denied his doctor’s request for a slight increase in medically necessary home health care services.
Legal Services assisted Mathew’s mother with exercising their right to appeal AHCA’s decision and request a fair hearing. After Matthew’s attorney presented testimony from his doctor and mother, AHCA reversed its decision and approved all of the requested services.
“Legal Services helped get my son the home health care services he needs because his complex health impairments make him completely dependent on others.”