Georgia

Health Care for Seniors

Know Your Rights

  • 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®
  • 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
  • Georgia Medicare Savings Program Applications

    This site will allow you to apply online for the type of Medicaid that provides partial financial assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-payments to certain low income Medicare beneficiaries. Read More

    By:
    US Department of Health and Human Services
  • 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 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
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    Spanish / Español
  • Benefits Check Up

    This web site provides information about what benefits seniors may be eligible for. You will be required to fill out a form on the Internet. Content Detail

    By:
    National Council on the Aging
  • 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
  • EarnBenefits Online

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

    By:
    Seedco
  • 2010 Guide to Benefits Programs for the Older Georgians PDF

    This brochure is a brief guide to benefits that are available for people who are 60 years old or older, including information on Medicaid, Nursing Home Medicaid, Medicare, Hospital Medicare, Nursing Home Medicare, Medicare Buy-In programs, Food Stamps, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and the Community Care Services Program. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Medicare: Government Health Insurance for Seniors

    Medicare is a federal health insurance program that helps pay the hospital and other medical expenses of people age 65 or older and certain disabled people. The program is funded by monthly premiums from the insured people and by taxes paid by employers and workers. The Social Security Administration and the Railroad Retirement Board local offices accept applications for Medicare and provide general information about the program. There are two parts to the Medicare program. Part A, Basic Hospital Insurance, and Part B, Supplementary Medical Insurance. In general, Part A covers inpatient care in a hospital, skilled nursing home, or hospice that participates in the Medicare program and home health care provided through a home health agency that participates in the Medicare program. Almost all hospitals and a number of skilled nursing homes, hospices, and home health agencies participate in the Medicare program. Content Detail

    By:
    Elder Law Committee of State Bar of Georgia
  • Medicare Premiums Assistance

    You can get help paying your Medicare Premiums through the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program. The QMB program pays Medicare premiums, coinsurance and deductibles. 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
  • GeorgiaCares - Health Insurance Counseling, Assistance and Referrals for the Elderly PDF

    this is designed to educate and help seniors with 6 things:(1) information about low cost prescription assistance programs, health insurance, managed care, long term care insurance, Medical Supplemental Insurance, Medicare savings program; Help with applying for low cost prescription assistance programs, understanding your rights as a Medicare beneficiary, analyzing your Medicare Summary Notice, comparing and evaluating health insurance and managed care plans, sorting through medical bills and assistance filing medical claims; assistance with complicated Medicare problems; referrals to other appropriate agencies; community education; and counseling in person and by phone. Content Detail

    By:
    GeorgiaCares
    Read this in:
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Spanish / Español
    German / Deutsch
    Chinese / 中文
    Haitian Creole / Kreyòl ayisyen
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Somali / Soomaali
  • Medicaid for the Aged, Blind or Disabled

    Medicaid is a federal and state program that pays the medical expenses of people based on their financial need. The Georgia Department of Medical Assistance (the "DMA") runs the Medicaid program in Georgia, and the county offices of the Division of Family and Children Services ("DFACS") of the Georgia Department of Human Resources provide field services. This Section discusses the 5 different types of Medicaid that senior citizens are most likely to use: general Medicaid, qualified Medicare beneficiary ("QMB"), specified low-income Medicare beneficiary ("SLMB"), ABD Medically Needy Medicaid, and nursing home Medicaid. In addition, the Section on At Home Care in this Website discusses community care Medicaid. Content Detail

    By:
    Elder Law Committee of State Bar of Georgia
  • Medicare Part D Prescripton Drug Coverage

    Medicare Part D Resources Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®