I received a letter from our healthcare provider offering a special service through Social Security. We are in the process of filing for SSI for Will so I decided to call and see what they had to say. Will is not able to take advantage - we have to go through SSA but they do offer lower income and the elderly options that should be checked out. The company involved is 'Human Arc'.
They have over 25 years of helping people find additional benefits. There is a free discount drug card that you can print out (looks similar to one AAA has) - just make sure you understand how it works! Unless something has changed, when I checked it out for my mom, it was not to be used with other discount plans; only when the other plans did not kick in and drugs were full price, like when you fall into the doughnut hole.
There is a "Benefits Check-up" tab which will lead you to questionnaires to fill out and it says they have over 1500 public and private benefit programs from all 50 states: programs for prescription drugs, food (like SNAP),utility assistance, healthcare, etc. I looked at the questionnaire it looks fairly easy to fill out and submit online.
The "Resource" tab leads you to many national and community services; just click on whatever you need. I tried a few and it worked great.
There under "Hospital Services" it mentions that they offer Medicaid assistance for adoption services. They list a variety of benefits from medical coverage, flexibility, no geographical limitations.
All in all, this is a good website to look at to see if you can take advantage of what they offer. Questions?? Lots of email addresses to use. We had a toll-free number on our letter but I only saw one for drug benefits on their website. Anyway the number I had, I left a message for them to call me back, but they never did. The next time I called, their voice mail said I had to wait about 10 minutes but it was only about 3 minutes. So I guess it depends on the day you call.