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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.

Forms and tools (2)+

I am an immigrant (3)+

Fair hearings (2)+

Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus (3)+

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    New York City Human Resources Administration

Medicaid eligibility (7)+

Medicaid home care and nursing home care (7)+

  • Applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services in New York City

    Read about the new procedures for applying for Medicaid home care in New York City, for most adults over age 21 who have Medicare and are applying for home care. People under age 21 and those without Medicare still use the old procedures of applying for home care, which are also explained in this article. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services Outside New York City

    Explanation of process of applying for Medicaid personal care services, with a guide to filling out the physician's form needed to apply. Download form for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Medicaid Reimbuirsement of Home Care Expenses

    How to apply for reimbursement when you or your family paid out of pocket for home care before you applied for home care, or while your application was being processed. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • New York Medicaid Choice website on Managed Long Term Care

    New York Medicaid Choice is a private company under contract to the NYS Dept. of Health to handle all enrollment into Medicaid managed long term care plans across the state. On its website, this company posts updated contact lists for all managed long term care plans, as well as Medicaid Advantage Plus and PACE plans. Also download the Brochures that explain the different types of plans. Content Detail

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    Maximus/ New York Medicaid Choice
  • New York State Medicaid Law for People Needing Nursing Home Care

    Information on Transfer of Asset rules for Medicaid, which can delay coverage by Medicaid for nursing home care. For Medicaid services received while living in the community, there are no transfer of asset penalties. Content Detail

    By:
    Goldfarb, Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP
  • Nursing Home Medicaid Coverage - Basic Financial Eligibility Rules about Income, Resources, and Spousal Protections

    Rules about Financial Eligibility for Medicaid to pay for Nursing Home Care in NYS -- what income must be used to pay for care, what happens to your home, etc. Content Detail

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    New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG): Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program
  • Tools for Selecting a Managed Long Term Care Plan

    How to decide which managed long term care plan is best for you, now that enrollment in these plans is mandatory for most adults in New York City, Long Island and Westchester, who are over age 21 who have Medicare and need long-term care. Adults in other counties will gradually be required to enroll in these plans in 2013 and 2014. Content Detail

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

Other Medicaid programs (8)+

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    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)
  • 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)

Medicaid managed care (6)+

Medigap and extended coverage (1)+

  • 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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