Georgia

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  • End of Life Planning: DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDER doc

    this document attempts to clarify when you will be resuscitated or not resuscitated, even if you have it in writing that you do or don't want to be. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Facts You Should Know About Medicaid And Tanf If You Have Children

    TANF is the program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. It provides cash assistance to low-income families. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Georgia's Katie Beckett Program for Children - What Can You Do If Your Child's Medicaid Coverage Is Being Terminated?

    Georgia children with severe disabilities (mental or physical) can qualify for Medicaid under the so-called Katie Beckett waiver. These children are in families with incomes too high to qualify for other Medicaid. This brochure explains the waiver and rights. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Health Care Coverage for Children and Teenagers

    Most children and teenagers can get health care coverage in Georgia under Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids. This document explains how. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • The Facts About Financial Powers of Attorney

    Learn what you need to know about advance directives. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Basics of Medicaid

    Medicaid is a health care program funded by the federal and state governments to help people with low incomes pay their medical bills. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Can I Get Social Security Benefits If I Am Not a Citizen of the United States? PDF

    Social Security is a monthly payment from the federal government to blind, disabled or older people who have paid into the social security system. (Social security payments are usually taken out of your paycheck.) Even if your employer did not report your wages to the government, you might still be able to get benefits. Spouses and children of persons who have paid into the Social Security system may also be able to get benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Have You Lost Your Nursing Home Medically Needy Medicaid?

    The Nursing Home Medically Needy Medicaid Program is ending as of July 1, 2004. If you receive Medicaid coverage under this program and your income is higher than the state will allow under the regular nursing home Medicaid program you will lose your Medicaid coverage after June 30, 2004. However, there is a way you may be able to protect your Medicaid. You may be able to set up a Medicaid Irrevocable Qualified Income Trust. (This is sometimes called a "Miller Trust.") If you put some of your Social Security and/or pension check into this special trust each month, it will not count against you for Medicaid eligibility. If you do this, you should be able to continue to pay for your care as you do now and still get Medicaid. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Information on HIV Waivers for Immigrants

    This document describes the law relating to HIV Waivers which allow non-US citizens with HIV infections to visit the United States. Read More

    By:
    Catholic Charities Immigration Services
  • EarnBenefits Online

    Find if you qualify for public health benefits and find out how to apply. Content Detail

    By:
    Seedco
  • Health Insurance Plans and Health Benefits

    This web site contains information and fact sheets about (1) your rights to health care when you change jobs, (2) the health care rights of women, mothers and newborns, (3) mental health benefits rights, (4) rights to know what your health care plan contains, (5) how your health plan benefits are affected by your employers' bankruptcy and much more. Some of the information is in PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Medicare Part D Prescripton Drug Coverage

    Medicare Part D Resources Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

    Information on applying for the Medicare prescription drug benefit Content Detail

    By:
    Medicare.gov
  • What is Medicaid and Who Is it For?

    Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. This web site provides basic information and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - Answers to Common Questions

    The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. This web page is designed to provide answers to some of the questions asked most often about the ADA. Content Detail

    By:
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission