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  • A guide to emergency assistance, special grants and ongoing financial help

    This guide provides information on emergency assistance for utility bills, rent, shelter, security agreements, furniture, and pregnancy. It also has info on visitor allowances, housing for people with AIDS or HIV, restaurant allowances, help with camp fees, furniture and clothing replacement, home repairs, temporary assistance, food stamps, Medicaid, and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

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Fair hearings (2)+

Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus (3)+

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Medicaid general Information (7)+

  • List of Pooled Trusts in NYS

    Enrolling in a supplemental needs trust can be a way to access Medicaid despite having a high "spend-down," or income over the Medicaid limits. This is a contact list of non-profit organizations that have pooled trusts. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Medicaid

    Information about Medicaid including the most current income and financial resource eligibility levels, where to apply, how to get help applying, and how to request a fair hearing. NOTE that medicaid eligiblilty rules are complicated, and this is a basic overview. The rules are different for children under 21 and their parents than for seniors age 65+ and for people with disabilities, and also are different for people between 21-65 who are not disabled. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Health
  • Medicaid Excess Income ("Spenddown" or "Surplus Income") Program

    Information on qualifying for Medicaid when your income exceeds the regular Medicaid limits, by applying your and your family's past or current medical expenses to offset the "excess income." Content Detail

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    New York State Department of Health
  • Medicaid Spend-down: NYC Medicaid Now Accepts FAXED Medical Bills

    Form and instructions for faxing in medical bills to meet the monthly "spend-down." Content Detail

    By:
    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Step-by-step guide to enrolling in the NYSARC Pooled SNT for Medicaid spend-down

    Enrolling in a supplemental needs trust can be a way to access Medicaid despite having a high "spend-down," or income over the Medicaid limits. This explains how to enroll in a pooled trust. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Three Changes in New York's Medicaid and Medicare Savings Program

    As of April 2008, Medicaid permits all beneficiaries to have more savings or financial resources. Also, the "Medicare Savings Program,"which pays the Medicare Part B monthly premium and sometimes other Medicare costs, no longer sets a limit on the amount of savings one may have to qualify. Also, Medicaid no longer requires drug and alcohol screening for people under 65. Content Detail

    By:
    Selfhelp Community Services
  • Where to Apply for Medicaid in NYC (When Not Seeking Medicaid Home Attendant Services)

    The NYC Medicaid Offices that process applications for Medicaid for all people except those who want home attendant services. Content Detail

    By:
    New York City Human Resources Administration

Medicaid eligibility (7)+

Medicaid home care and nursing home care (10)+

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  • How to Navigate the Medicaid Buy-In Application Process

    Tips for navigating the Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities, which allows people under age 65 who have a disability to receive Medicaid despite having higher income. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Makes Work Pay Initiative (NY-MWP) of Cornell Law School and NYS Offices of Health & Mental Health
  • Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQ about the Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities, which allows people under age 65 who have a disability to receive Medicaid despite having higher income. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Makes Work Pay Initiative (NY-MWP) of Cornell Law School and NYS Offices of Health & Mental Health
  • Medicaid Buy-in Program for People with Disabilities

    The Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities (a/k/a MBI-WPD or Medicaid Buy-In) allows people age 16-65 who are working to receive full Medicaid despite gross income that may be as high as $55,188 for an individual and $73,884 for a couple (2009 limits). Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Health
  • Medicaid Programs for Pregnant Women

    Learn about the various Medicaid programs for pregnant women in NYS, including the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP), which gives Medicaid coverage to pregnant women with income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, and Medicaid Obstetrical and Maternal Services (MOMS) Program. Content Detail

    By:
    New York State Department of Health
  • Medicaid with a Spend-Down

    Individuals who are over the age of 65, or certified disabled may be "over-income" for traditional Medicaid, can pay a "spend-down" in order to qualify for Medicaid on an ongoing basis. In this article, learn how the monthly spend-down requirement is determined and methods of payment. This coverage can be retroactive for up to 3 months prior to the date of the application. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Medicaid & Work: Keeping Your Medicaid While You Work

    Explains programs that encourage people with disabilities to work by allowing them to keep Medicaid even though they are now earning income. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Makes Work Pay Initiative (NY-MWP) of Cornell Law School and NYS Offices of Health & Mental Health
  • New York Makes Work Pay Initiative (NY-MWP) Initiative Homepage

    Website of an important initiative to help working people retain health care, SSI and other benefits when they work, using government incentives to encourage working. Content Detail

    By:
    New York Makes Work Pay Initiative (NY-MWP) of Cornell Law School and NYS Offices of Health & Mental Health
  • What is EPSDT?

    Information about "Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment" (EPSDT), a service that Medicaid is required to perform to help prevent and treat health problems in children and young adults under 21. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach)

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  • Medicaid with a Spend-Down

    Individuals who are over the age of 65, or certified disabled may be "over-income" for traditional Medicaid, can pay a "spend-down" in order to qualify for Medicaid on an ongoing basis. In this article, learn how the monthly spend-down requirement is determined and methods of payment. This coverage can be retroactive for up to 3 months prior to the date of the application. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.- LawNY® - Geneva Office
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

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