Georgia

Health Care for Low-Income People

Know Your Rights

  • What You Should Know when Applying for Benefits from DFCS

    This audio clip is a series of vignettes that gives you advice in Spanish about dealing with DFCS when you apply for public benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • FAQ - Administrative Hearings on Food Stamps (SNAP), Unemployment Insurance, TANF or Medicaid

    If you file an appeal about your food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, TANF or unemployment insurance, you may have an "administrative hearing." This is like a hearing in court. But a court has higher standards of evidence and higher standards of proof. Your hearing may be at a state office location or by telephone. You can have witnesses and tell your story. This FAQ contains general answers to questions that you may have about your administrative law case. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of State Administrative Hearings
  • Hospital Bills May Be Covered by the Indigent Care Trust Fund PDF

    This brochure explains what the Indigent Care Trust Fund (ICTF) is. It tells what hospitals that have the ITCF must do and cannot do. The brochure also tells you how you can apply for the ICTF and which hospitals in each county have the ICTF program. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Are You a Low Income Person or Family in Need of Medical Care? Do You Know about Medicaid? PDF

    It may be easier than you think to apply and qualify. Look inside for more information. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Learn about Medicaid Programs that Can Help You Pay for Medicare Premiums

    There are several kinds of Medicaid available that help people get health care. This video explains how Medicaid can help people pay for Medicare premiums. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • You Can Keep Your Home and Receive Medicaid

    This video about Medicaid in Georgia was created for GeorgiaLegalAid.org by Kent Buis, a law student at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. The video content is based on a community education brochure created by Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc. and prepared under the direction of Georgia Legal Services Program. This is legal information, not legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should speak with a lawyer. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
  • Are You Eligible for Any Government Benefits?

    Enter information into this website and it will give you a report on benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

    By:
    GovBenefits, A Partnership of Federal Agencies and Organizations
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • EarnBenefits Online

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

    By:
    Seedco
  • PeachCare for Kids

    PeachCare for Kids® is a comprehensive health care program for uninsured children living in Georgia. This site contains eligibility information and instructions for how to apply. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Community Health
  • 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
  • Choosing a Health Plan That Is Right for You

    This guide answers three important questions: What does it mean to choose a health plan? How do I make the right choice? What do I do if things go wrong? Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Chinese / 中文
  • 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®
  • 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®
  • Medicaid and Other State Insurance Programs

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español