Financial Help For Caregivers
Medical Savings Program
There are resources in each state that can help people with a limited income to pay some or all of their Medicare's premiums, Medicare deductibles and coinsurance. You must be receiving Medicare in order to qualify. State by State: Medicare Savings Program
State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Many major drug manufacturers offer assistance for people enrolled in Medicare Part D. You can find out if the manufacturers of the prescriptions you take offer a Patient Assistance Program by going to: State by State: State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
If you have limited income, resources and have Medicare, you may qualify for extra help paying for your prescription drugs. You could pay between $1-$5 for each drug. To see if you qualify you can call 1-800-772-1213 TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778 or visit their website: Social Security.
National and Local Charitable Programs
Benefits Check Up was created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). It is free, easy to use and will help older Americans identify their eligibility for a wide range of benefit programs such as Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Weatherization, in-home services, pharmacy programs and other state run programs. Benefits Checkup: NCOA's Online Screening Service
Medicaid is a state administered program available to certain low-income individuals and families. Each state sets its own guidelines regarding Medicaid eligibility and services, but in general, people who match one of these descriptions may be eligible:
- Aged (65 years old or older), blind, or disabled and have limited income and resources
- Terminally ill and want to get hospice services
- Aged, blind, or disabled; live in a nursing home; and have limited income and resources
- Aged, blind, or disabled and need nursing home care, but can stay at home with special community care services
- Eligible for Medicare and have limited income and resources
- The parent or guardian of a child who is 18 years old or younger and your family's income is limited, or if your child is sick enough to need nursing home care, but could stay home with good quality care at home
- Facing very high medical bills, which you cannot pay (and you are pregnant, under age 18 or over age 65, blind, or disabled)
Even if you are not sure whether you qualify, if you or someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Medicaid and have a qualified caseworker in your state evaluate your financial situation.
Contact Information for State Medicaid Offices
ICE Your Telephone
For more information on ensuring your loved ones safety, read the full article on applying ICE to your cellular phone.
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