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
It can take years to get a final decision on your application for Social Security disability benefits.
Medicaid is a program that provides very low-cost or free health care to some adults and children with limited incomes.
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
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 does not require a healthy spouse to give up all of her income and property just so the needy spouse can qualify for care.
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.
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.
SSI can help pay for food, shelter, and services for children with special needs.
Alaska has Social Security offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau.
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.