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
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.
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 has Social Security offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau.
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 is a program that provides very low-cost or free health care to some adults and children with limited incomes.
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.
Here's an introduction to Medicaid's complicated rules on eligibility for nursing homes and home health 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.
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.