Elizabeth Dickey

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

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.


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.
Getting Your Doctor's Opinion Into Your Social Security Disability File and Making it Count
Having a detailed report on your symptoms and limitations from your doctor can make or break your disability case.
Types of Services SSI Can Provide for Kids With Disabilities
SSI can help pay for food, shelter, and services for children with special needs.
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.
When California's Medi-Cal Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Care
Long-term care like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health care are expensive, and private health insurance policies generally do not cover those services.
How to Speed Up Your Social Security Disability Claim
It can take years to get a final decision on your application for Social Security disability benefits.
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.
When Medicaid in New York Will Pay for a Nursing Home and Other Long-Term Care
Long-term care in New York, like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and even home health care, are expensive. The average cost of a nursing home in New York is more than $100,000 per year. Private health insurance policies and Medicare generally do not cover long term care, and very few people
When Medicaid in New York Will Pay for Assisted Living or Home Health Care
If you are a New York resident, Medicaid may pay for your stay in an assisted living facility that qualifies as an Assisted Living Program.
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.