Elizabeth Dickey

Leigh Dickey holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. Between 1998 and 2012, she worked as a legal aid lawyer in Virginia, Oregon, and Alaska. She assisted low-income clients with a variety of problems, including problems with Medicaid and other public benefits.

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Articles By Elizabeth Dickey

When Medicaid in Pennsylvania Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care
Pennsylvania's Medicaid program will pay for a nursing home or home care if you have limited income and assets and your doctor certifies that you need the care.
Texas Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI
Find out about Texas' state supplemental payments, plus how to appeal a denial of Social Security disability or SSI and whether you qualify for Medicaid.
Alaska Disability Benefits: Social Security Filing and Insurance Options
Alaska has Social Security offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau.
Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) for Those With Chronic or Disabling Health Conditions
A Medicare Special Needs Plan (SNP) is a kind of Medicare Advantage Plan that offers special benefits for people who meet its eligibility criteria. All Medicare Advantage Plans are offered by private companies contracting with Medicare. Different kinds of special needs plans are available depending on
Medicaid Basics: Eligibility and Coverage
Medicaid is a program that provides very low-cost or free health care to some adults and children with limited incomes.
How Much Will I Get in SSI Disability Benefits?
The amount of your monthly SSI check will depend on whether you're single or married, live alone or with others, and have other income or not.
When Will Medicaid Pay for a Nursing Home or Assisted Living?
Here's an introduction to Medicaid's complicated rules on eligibility for nursing homes and home health care.
Medicaid: Protections for Spousal Income During Long-Term Care
Medicaid does not require a healthy spouse to give up all of her income and property just so the needy spouse can qualify for care.
Income and Asset Limits for SSI Disability Eligibility
To get disability benefits from SSI, you can't have much income or assets, though Social Security gives you some breaks when counting your income.
Types of Services SSI Can Provide for Kids With Disabilities
SSI can help pay for food, shelter, and services for children with special needs.