Benefits-Legal Help SSI, Medicare, Medicaid Etc.
Using Creative Alimony, Child Support and Property Settlements to Maximize SSI and Medicaid. This article was written by a Family Law Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services and provides an excellent description of Social Security, SSI, Medicare and Medicaid as well as providing examples of how using things such as "creative alimony", child support and property settlements can be used to maximize SSI and Medicaid specially for a child with disabilities.
The first part discusses each of the programs, qualifications, expected payments, limitations, etc. What I did not know is, under "Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment" (EPSDT) "Under EPSDT, a state must provide to Medicaid beneficiaries under age 21 any service among those listed in the Medicaid Act, including optional services, whether or not the service is included in the state's Medicaid plan or is provided to adults.
Disability Insurance (SSDI) -Applying With HD
Phil Hardt, the HD Person of the Year 2001, has helped many families with suggestions on compiling information to help with applying for disability insurance(s) for someone with Huntingtin's Disease. Phil, who has HD, lives in Phoenix, Arizonq with his beautiful wife Laura and their children. Phil would be more then happy to assist anyone who might have questions about any one of these articles. You may reach him at phardt1@COX.NET
Part 1. Contacting Social Security;
Part 2. How to Respond for SSD;
Part 3 A Disability Report Adult-Form-SSA-3368-BK;
Disability Insurance/HD ~ The ABC's of Government Disability Programs: SSD & SSI
FREE Order this document online from this link to HDSA's website or call
1-800-345-4372 and ask for Anita Mark-Paul Extension 16. Eileen Werbel, HDSA, 1991, 4 pages. Describes Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income, eligibility, and how to obtain these benefits.
Care for People with Advanced Illnesses
http://www.medicarerights.org/consumerbooklet.htmlKnow your rights in Home Health Care in this booklet from the Medicare Rights Center.(MRC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that older adults and peoplewith disabilities get good, affordable health care. Booklet is on line (ie not PDF)
Social Security Disability Children Benefits (click on title) - The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) offers social security benefits for eligible children. Disabled children who have limited income and resources, or who come from homes with limited income and resources, may be eligible to receive social security, or specifically, Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Children can qualify if they meet SSA's definition of disability and if their income and assets fall within eligibility limits.
-Here you also can find links to Medicaid programs. Sometimes these programs will be able to help those who need assistance in obtaining their medications.
A summary of the SSI program for children and a booklet "Help for Children with Disabilities: A Parent's and Advocate's Handbook on How Children can Qualify for Monthly SSI Benefits and Medicaid," is available from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. The booklet contains a list of state children's SSI hotlines.
To receive more information on social security benefits and/or to apply for SSI eligibility, contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or at www.ssa.gov.
For more information on Medicaid benefits, go to www.hcfa.gov/medicaid/medicaid.htm.