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Health Insurance for Relatives with Special Needs

Health Insurance for Relatives with Special Needs

Families often struggle to pay for health care for their relatives with special needs. Insurance rarely covers all the costs, and the many doctors’ invoices and prescription co-pays may be overwhelming. Make sure you take advantage of all the health …
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What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

What Is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?

Despite their similar-sounding names, Medicaid and Medicare are very different programs. To understand how these programs could factor into your future planning for someone with special needs, learn about Medicaid and Medicare functions and eligibility requirements. Medicaid Medicaid assists people of all …
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Why Is Medicare Deducting Premiums from My SSDI Check, and Can the Deductions Be Avoided?

I Am Ineligible for Medicaid. What Next?

Medicare is a federal government health insurance program covering costs such as hospital charges, home health care, doctor fees, lab costs, outpatient care, and prescription drug coverage. Recipients pay premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance. For Medicare recipients who cannot afford all of …
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Payments from Non-Special Needs Trusts to People with Special Needs

Payments from Non-Special Needs Trusts to People with Special Needs

For people with special needs, receiving a payment from a non-special needs trust may have significant consequences. In fact, any unexpected payments can jeopardize a person with special needs’ eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, Medicaid, and other government …
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