The primary ammunition used to fight a Social Security Disability case is medical records. Therefore, one of the most valuable things a disabled individual can do to get their disability benefits approved is obtain more medical treatment. Of course this is often a difficult proposition as many people who are trying to get disability benefits have limited financial resources to afford high quality medical treatment. For this reason it is important to consider various government programs that can assist you in obtaining more medical treatment. The primary government program that people turn to is Medicaid.
Medicaid is an insurance plan for low income, legal US citizens between the ages of 19 – 65 years old. In order to qualify for Medicaid, families must have incomes less than 138% the poverty level. Families with incomes less than 100%-400% poverty levels get subsidies or grants. The chart below describes how these subsidies apply to families of different sizes.
Medicaid covers disabled individuals making less than $15,000 per year. Single households must bring in less than $1,300 per month and couples must bring in less than $1,750 per month to qualify for Medicaid. Typically, anyone granted Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits automatically qualify because SSI benefits do not exceed $1,000.
Starting a Medicaid Application
To begin your Medicaid application, go to www.yourtexasbenefits.com. Screening and applications can be done completely online. If you do not have access to the internet, either print out and mail in a signed copy or visit your local Department of Social Services to ask for help. If you are having any issues with your application or have any questions, Medicare Solutions Incorporated can help with this process. You can reach Medicare Solutions at 210-887-7678.
Contact a Texas Social Security Disability Lawyer
Things to have handy when filling out your Medicaid application or visiting the Department of Social Services include social security cards for each family member, proof of your former health insurance provider (if any), and proof of address. For assistance from a Texas Social Security lawyer, contact Packfard Firm today to have your questions answered.
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