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®
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Health Care and Managing Changes

    Whether you’re changing jobs, having a baby, or helping a parent, you can’t afford to lose your access to good medical care. Here you’ll find articles to help you manage these transitions. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • 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
  • Seniors and People with Disabilities: You Can Get Help with Your Medicare Costs

    This brochure tells you about special Medicaid programs that can pay some of your Medicare expenses. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • 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
  • 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
  • EarnBenefits Online

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

    By:
    Seedco
  • 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
  • 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®
  • Links to Georgia Resources for Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Homes, Personal Care and Home Health Care

    This web site provides additional links to resources in Georgia for Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Homes and Personal Care Homes and Home Health Care providers. Content Detail

    By:
    Elder Law Committee of State Bar of Georgia
  • 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