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https://medicaidoffice.us/2017/12/12/my-96-year-old-mother-is-currently-in-a-care-facility-she-is-blind-deaf-with-dementia-her-money-will-run-out-soon/
Q) My 96 year old mother is currently in a memory care facility. She is nearly blind and deaf with severe dementia. Her money will run out soon and I will need to move her to a nursing facility long term. Her current facility does not take medicaid. How do I get her financial assistance for a nursing home?

A) Medicare does office assistance in elderly nursing home care – The benefits that Medicare offers toward the cost of nursing home care are limited. Medicare is not intended to provide a long term care solution rather it is designed for those who need skilled nursing care for a limited time. Note that some people refer to short-term nursing home care as convalescent care. Medicare will pay for twenty days of care at 100% of the cost. For the eighty days following, Medicare will pay 80% of the cost. For those who subscribe to a Medicare Supplemental Insurance plan, the secondary insurance will pay the remaining 20% of the cost for the last eighty days of coverage. Neither Medicare nor Medicare Supplemental Insurance will pay for nursing home care after the 100-day maximum is reached. A minor exception to this rule exists, when the nursing home doubles as a psychiatric hospital and the individual is in residence for a psychiatric condition. In this situation, Medicare increases assistance for up to 190 days.
Source – https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/longtermcare/paying-for-nursing-homes.html

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) may cover care in a certified skilled nursing facility (SNF) if it’s medically necessary for you to have skilled nursing care (like changing sterile dressings). However, most nursing home care is custodial care, like help with bathing or dressing. Medicare doesn’t cover custodial care if that’s the only care you need.
Source – https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/nursing-home-care.html
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Q) I had snap benefits in Rockford which were ended in 2015. Do I need to re-apply from the beginning or is there something else to do? I recently moved to Freeport.

A) You will need to re-apply and qualify for SNAP benefits. If your household’s gross income is below these amounts, it does not ensure that you will be eligible for a benefit. A SNAP budget must be calculated for your household in order to determine eligibility and benefit amount. The only way to determine if your household is eligible for SNAP benefits is to apply.
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https://medicaidoffice.us/2017/12/04/my-daughter-is-losing-her-eye-sight-will-not-be-able-to-find-job-or-drive-what-she-is-going-to-do-for-her-health/
Q) My daughter is 21 years old and has done with her education and got her degree. She unfortunately has an eye problem and losing her eye sight and will not be able to find job or drive. What she is going to do for her health and future. Is there any help for her as Medicare or medical assistance.

A) Your daughter may qualify for Social Security benefits. According to the social security administration – You may qualify for Social Security or SSI disability benefits if you’re blind. SSA consider you to be blind if your vision can’t be corrected to better than 20/200 in your better eye or if your visual field is 20 degrees or less in your better eye for a period that lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months.
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https://medicaidoffice.us/2017/11/15/i-am-going-to-lose-my-health-coverage-in-less-than-a-month-do-i-put-down-on-my-application/
Q) I am going to lose my health coverage in less than a month. Do I put down on my application that I have it? Even though I’ll be losing it very soon?

A) it is recommended that you proceed during the medicaid enrollment period to apply for your coverage in order to maintain your health insurance coverage.
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https://medicaidoffice.us/2017/10/30/i-have-been-a-full-time-plus-caregiver-for-my-grandmother-what-do-i-need-to-do-to-get-paid-by-medicaid/
Q) I have been a full-time plus caregiver for my grandmother for a number of years and I’m financially drained. She’s considered a low income senior etc. My question is a) What do I need to do to get paid by Medicaid for being a care taker or getting the funds I’d qualify for. b) Is there also a state agency I can talk to about getting paid by the state directly for being her caretaker. Thanks, Mike

A) Some states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. These programs — called, variously, “consumer-directed,” “participant-directed,” “cash and counseling” or other titles — differ enormously depending on where you live. Most have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. For information about what’s available in your state, contact your local Medicaid or aging services department or go to the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services. https://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/info-06-2012/can-i-get-paid-for-taking-care-of-my-mother.html
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Q) S***an T*****r has been selling his food stamp and reported his card missing every month or swap his food stamp with alcohol. Can he do that?

A) How you Can Report SNAP (Food Stamp) Fraud?

If you see or hear about SNAP fraud, tell us. Help us protect your tax dollars.

FNS takes aggressive measures to fight all fraud. We appreciate the help of concerned citizens

Fraud reports of any kind may be filed with the USDA Office of Inspector General.

Call
(800) 424-9121
(202) 690-1622
(202) 690-1202 (TDD)
Write
United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General PO Box 23399 Washington, DC 20026-3399
Online
Submit a Complaint
You can also report fraud to your State. This is especially important if you think that someone lied about their income or assets, or is misusing their benefits.
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Q) I have a special needs son on Medicaid in Louisiana that is moving to sitka to live with us. How do i transfer his Medicaid from Louisiana to sitka, Alaska?

A) With Medicaid each state evaluates its applicants independently from each other state. While Medicaid is often thought of as a federal program, each state is given the flexibility to set their own eligibility requirements. Therefore, if you wish to transfer your son’s coverage you must re-apply for Medicaid in the new state.

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Q) I am a single mother of three, but only my son lives with me now and he just turned 18, but he is still a junior in High School, I have been unemployed, and have been under the care of a therapist, and my pap. I am in the process of transferring my Down syndrome aunt into my care, which will help with my income, bc of the room and board provided, but her care is 24/7, so it will be like a full time job. She is staying with me for 2 weeks and then her move will take place. I had received a letter telling me I had to go to this work program and they cut my food stamps off, I hadn’t even received a full 3 months. What do I do in this predicament?

A) You need to visit your local benefits office and speak with a counselor and explain your situation. You counselor will best determine your benefit options in your situation.
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https://medicaidoffice.us/2017/10/16/hi-i-just-moved-from-massachusetts-i-am-homeless-how-do-i-apply-for-medicaid/
Q) Hi i just moved from Massachusetts. I am on disability and need to change over also mass health insurance i have. I am homeless right now and wondering can you help with that? I need to apply for food stamps also. I move down here because the weather is so much better than where I was. I would appreciate if you could leave me on the right path Thank you. Brenda

A) Brenda, Please call or visit the local medicaid office in your new state and apply for medicaid and other social service coverage for which you qualify.
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Q) My father in law is a resident of Nevada but is staying in California until his house repair are completed. Is he able to use his snap benefits in California?

A) Yes. You dad can use is SNAP benefits in California. SNAP benefits are interoperable through the use of your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which means you will be able to use your SNAP EBT card at any USDA authorized food retailer accepting SNAP anywhere in the United States including the District of Columbia, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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