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2012 Eligibility Sheet

ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS

Info effective 09/20/2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING FOR BENEFITS, CONTACT TERRIE CAMPBELL,

BENEFITS COUNSELOR, AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF THE PANHANDLE, AT (806) 331-2227 OR (800) 642-6008

 

PROGRAM

GUIDELINES

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE

CONTACT FOR APPLICATION

 

 

INCOME

RESOURCES

   

 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Medicaid

$698/ind.

 

$1,048/couple

$2,000/ind.

 

$3,000/couple

Monthly check to supplement income; automatically qualifies for Medicaid.

Social Security Administration

1-877-803-6318

Health & Human Services

457-5312 Amarillo Intake

 

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary

(QMB)

 

 

$951/ind.

 

$1,281/couple

$6,940/ind.

 

$10,410/couple

Pays Medicare Part B premiums ($99.90/mo), deductibles for Part A and B and co-insurance fees. Most Medicare eligible expense is paid in full with Medicare and QMB.

Health & Human Services Commission

376-7214

 

 

Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)

$1,137/ind.

 

$1,533/couple

$6,940/ind.

 

$10,410/couple

Pays Medicare Part B premiums ($99.90/mo). Must be entitled to Medicare Part A.

Health & Human Services Commission

376-7214

 

Qualified Individual (QI-1)

$1,277/ind.

 

$1,723/couple

$6,940/ind.

 

$10,410/couple

Pays Medicare Part B premium only ($99.90/mo).

Health & Human Services Commission

376-7214

 

Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

$1,396/ind.

 

$1,891/couple

 

$13,070 for an individual

 

$26,120 for a couple

Pays all or a percentage of the plan's premium and deductible. May only have a small co-pay for medications.* See note*

Social Security Administration

1-888-221-1113 (Amarillo)

1-800-772-1213

 

Medicaid in the Nursing Home & In-home assistance (CCAD)

(Couple guidelines for nursing home only apply if both in a facility)

$2,094/ind.

 

$4,188/couple

$2,000/ind.

 

$3,000/couple

Nursing home charges and medical care paid for. Resident receives $60/mo; all other income goes to nursing home.

Health & Human Services Commission

457-5313 Amarillo Intake

 

Amarillo Hospital District

Wyatt Health Plan

(no Medicare)

$ 1,396/ind.

$ 1,891/couple

(with Medicare)

$ 1,182/ind.

$ 1,601/couple

$5,000 per household

Must live within City of Amarillo or Potter County. Hospital District pays for all remaining costs after Medicare pays, if client sees doctors within the clinic or NWTHS. Medications are also covered.

Financial Needs Assessment Center 468-4660

814 Martin Road

(Door way faces Amarillo Blvd.)

 

Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Determined by county

Resources not considered

Pays the four (4) highest utility bills per year.

Panhandle Community Services 372-2531

 

Food Stamps

Monthly Med bills & living exp are used to determine award

$5,000

Sends food stamps each month to help with groceries.

Health & Human Services Commission

376-7214

 

www.rxassist.org

www.needymeds.org

   

May be able to obtain medications for no cost or low cost through patient assistance programs. Applications may be obtained from website. Acrobat reader is required to access.

Medicare beneficiaries may not be eligible for this program due to the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

 

LITE- UP TEXAS Programs

Low-Income Telephone

 

Electric Discount Programs

$16,755 a year for individual

$22,695 a year for couple

 

$13,963 a year

for individual

$18,913 a year

for Couple

 

Provides basic telephone service at a reduced rate. Must meet income guidelines OR have food stamps, Medicaid, HUD, SSI or Low-income Energy Assistance

LITE-UP TEXAS

1-866-454-8387

Applications available at AAA of the Panhandle

 

*Resource limits include the $1500.00 per person burial exclusion