Medicaid Attorney in Colorado Springs
Eligibility for Medicaid
Unlike Social Security, Medicaid is not funded entirely on the federal
level. Instead, the Federal Government pays for part of the costs associated
with this program, while the individual states contribute the remainder
of the costs. According to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy
and Financing, eligibility for Medicaid in this state is reserved for
families, children, pregnant women, people with disabilities or blindness
and for the elderly. Applications for coverage are evaluated according
to factors including the age of the applicant, the size of his or her
family, the applicant's income and additional information. Medicaid
is a means-tested program, so it is provided for people with limited income
and financial resources.
Many people who are eligible to receive benefits through
Social Security Disability Insurance are also eligible for Medicaid, provided that their income is below the
threshold. Your disability must either be expected to persist for a year
or more or to result in death. Given that the requirements for the two
programs are similar, if you are qualified for
Supplemental Security Income you may also qualify for Medicaid. The former helps to pay for your living
expenses, while the latter enables to you to pay for necessary medical
treatment. Colorado is among the states in which Social Security decides
whether an applicant is eligible to receive Medicaid benefits.
What does Medicaid cover?
The Medicaid program provides benefits for a wide range of medical services,
including but not limited to physician visits, prescription drugs, X-rays
and other lab work, optometrist visits and eyeglasses, and home health
services, as well as certain types of cancer and prenatal programs. Many
common types of treatment are not covered, such as acupuncture, chiropractic
and any type of cosmetic surgery. To learn more about the benefits that
are available and to begin working on your application for coverage, contact
us at Clawson & Clawson, LLP today.