Where Can I Get Assistance Regarding Medicare Or Medicaid?
A physical will be needed to decide if you have a physical or mental disability or noticeable medical change. When filing a claim your doctors and health care providers will provide documentation of injuries and illnesses. National website www.socialsecurity.gov and state website www.myflorida.com provide links for Medicaid applications, however Medicare is run primarily through the social security office. Both programs are supported by the federal government.
Filing a disability claim
Medicare is now part of most disability claims and provides coverage based on individual circumstances. Co payments and premiums vary. Applying in person may offer the best opportunity to have questions answered for those who have no internet access. Workers are available, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, at local offices to assist applicants. To find an office near you call 1-800-772-1213. Applicants will also need identification and income verification.
Community service volunteers assist those with little or no computer skills. Provided at no charge computers, fax and copy machines are made available to help applicants apply for needed services. Churches also help those waiting to hear of decisions regarding applications. Food, shelter, clothing and medicine are given to those who provide proof of pending Medicare claims. When receiving medical reviews, transportation to and from doctor visits may be reimbursed by the Medicare office.
The local yellow pages may also be of assistance to those wanting assistance regarding Medicare and Medicaid law. Check listings for attorneys who work in disability appeals and social security claim denials. Lawyers who specialize in social security claims also work with Medicare claims. So even if you are initially denied there is still the right to an appeal.
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