Federal Government

 

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

  1.  Information To Gather Before You Call Medicare 
     

  2.  Does Medicare Pay For Home Care
     

  3.  7 Things To Know About Medicare Open Enrollment
     

  4. Should You Be Worried About Social Security and Medicare?
     

  5. Medicaid Estate Recovery Long-Term Care Benefits Aren’t Necessarily “Free”
     

  6. “Spending Down” to Medicaid: One Caregiver’s Personal Journey

  7. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    1-800-633-4227 (toll-free); 1-877-486-2048 (TTY/toll-free)

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA)

  1. Veterans Can Receive VA-Covered In-Home Care

 

  2. Trump Signs $55 Billion Bill to Replace VA Choice Program 9/11

  3. VA Caregiver Support

  4, Some VAs Are Dropping Veteran Caregivers From Their Rolls

  5. I Am a Caregiver / Family Member (VA)

  6. Veterans’ Surviving Spouses May Be Entitled to VA Pension

GENERAL 

 

  1. Policy Alert: Senate Passes RAISE Family Caregivers Act

  2. What the New RAISE Family Caregivers Act Will Do

  3. National Family Caregiving Support Program
 

  4. 10 Government Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About
 

  5. How Can I Get Paid For Being a Family Caregiver?

 

  6.  National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
       1-202-872-0888

 

  7. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
     1-202-708-1112;  1-202-708-1455 (TTY) 

 

  8. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program   
     National Energy Assistance Referral Hotline (NEAR)
     1-866-674-6327 (toll-free)

 

  9. National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modifications
     1-213-740-1364

 10. General Legislative Landscape (All Caregivers Legislation Currently Under Consideration)

 11. Paid Family Leave Can Make It Through Congress This Year, Predicts Key GOP Senator

 

ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, BENEFITS, INSURANCE

 

SOCIAL SECURITY  -  apply for benefits for retirees, survivors, some disabilities, low-income families, some children & parents; get or replace your Social Security card; retirement estimator; services for the homeless; forms & publications, & more

 

MEDICARE  -  health insurance for people 65 or older, under 65 with certain disabilities, and any age End-Stage Renal Disease; eligibility; apply online; find doctors & facilities; find & compare health & prescription drug plans; Medigap; dialysis facilities; terms & definitions; Medicare explained in plain English!  It also has "Ask Medicare," a section with answers to important medical questions, as well as caregiving support & resources.

 

VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT  -  caregiver support, services, home equipment & modifications, tips & national support line for those caring for a veteran; veteran benefits & services, vocational rehab & employment, healthcare info, suicide prevention, burials & memorials, and more.

 

ELDERCARE LOCATOR  -  services for older adults and their families; search for them by zip code or by category - Alzheimer's, caregiver, elder abuse prevention, in-home services, legal assistance, transportation, volunteerism, and more. 1-800-677-1116 (toll-free).

COPAYS.ORG  -  part of the PATIENT ADVOCATE FOUNDATION, they provide co-pay assistance to insured (including Medicare Part D) medically and financially qualified patients diagnosed with several diseases or conditions.  You can reach the CPR team (Co-Pay Relief Program) at 1-866-512-3861 for them to guide you through the enrollment process or enroll securely online.

HEALTHCARE REFORM  -  Affordable Care Act explained; changes, timeline, how they affect individuals, business; tools to compare hospitals, home health, nursing homes & dialysis facilities; learn about prevention, staying healthy & raising healthier kids; coverage & pricing options; and more.

 

BENEFITS.GOV  -  government assistance through benefit programs for things like job training, nutritional assistance, health care & education, for instance.  You must answer questions, then your answers are compared with over 1000 programs to check for eligibility.

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