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Dual Eligibility: How Qualifying for Both Medicare and Medicaid Can Help With Costs

Qualifying for Medicare hardly means free health care -- there are still premiums and deductibles. However, people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid (called “dual eligibility”) receive help paying their out-of-pocket costs. Medicare is a federal program available to anyone 65 or olde

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Medicaid’s Home Care Waivers Can Help You Avoid a Nursing Home, But the Line May Be Long

Medicaid long-term care benefits traditionally pay mainly for nursing home care, but the federal government can grant “waivers” to states allowing them to expand Medicaid to include home and community-based services. The downside is that receiving care in a nursing home is an entitlement, while

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children With Autism

In 2022, the cost of raising a child in the U.S. to age 17 was roughly $17,000 per year. For families of children with disabilities, that estimate runs far higher. The costs of such necessities as health interventions and behavioral therapies, assistive technology, medications, child care, a

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5 Reasons Why Your SSDI Claim Could Be Denied

If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments, you may be wondering what are common reasons for denial of an SSDI claim. What Is SSDI? SSDI is a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It pays disability benefits to those who cannot work due

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States Due to Ensure Medicaid HCBS Participants Basic Rights

As of March 2023, states are on the hook to ensure that home- and community-based housing services for its participants are meeting the federal government’s minimum standards. This includes protecting certain basic civil and constitutional rights of the individuals who receive these services. Wha

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What Is a Group Home?

A group home is a living accommodation option for people with disabilities. Living in a group home may be a good option for those individuals who do not need advanced medical care but cannot safely live alone. The care in a group home setting allows residents to receive extra support in a community

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