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Eligibility Calculators (1)+

  • Medicaid Program

    The Medicaid Program provides medical benefits to low-income people who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. The Federal government establishes general guidelines for the administration of Medicaid benefits. However, specific eligibility requirements to receive Medicaid benefits, as well as the type and scope of services provided, are determined by each individual State. Thus, a person who is eligible for Medicaid in one State may not qualify in another State. You must check with the Medicaid office in the state you live in to confirm your eligibility to receive benefits. Content Detail

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    GovBenefits.gov
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Health Programs for Children (5)+

  • Children's Medical Services

    The mission of Children's Medical Services (CMS) is to assure that eligible children with chronic health conditions who are residents of the state of Georgia receive specialty medical care. Go to this site for more information. After you reach the site, look on the tool bar on the left hand side of the web page for a list of Children's Medical Services Coordinators near you. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Health Care Coverage for Children and Teenagers

    Children and teenagers can get health care coverage in Georgia through Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Infant and Child Health Program

    The mission of the Infant and Child Health Program is to provide leadership and resources to communities in the development of a comprehensive system of care designed to improve the health and well being of infants and children and their families. These web pages contain information on an array of programs to improve the health of infants and children. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Insure Kids Now!

    You work hard to provide for your children and want to make sure they grow up strong, smart and healthy. But like many parents whose children don't have health insurance, you worry about taking care of them. Now, you may have one less thing to worry about. Your state, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens. This web site tells you how to get your children enrolled. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • National Immunization Program

    Welcome to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program VFC helps families by providing free vaccines to doctors who serve eligible children and is administered at the national level by the CDC through the National Immunization Program. CDC contracts with vaccine manufacturers to buy vaccines at reduced rates. Content Detail

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    Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español

Medicaid (7)+

  • A Parent's Guide to EPSDT Medicaid Benefits

    The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive child health program. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Denied Medicaid? New Medicaid Rules for Georgians under the Affordable Care Act

    If you have been denied family Medicaid because of: Child Support income or too many assets (like bank accounts, cars, or property), you may be eligible for Medicaid or Peachcare beginning January 1, 2014. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Do you have a Katie Beckett Medicaid Appeal pending? What to do...

    The medicaid agency is beginning to process Katie Beckett appeals that have been pending. Some appeals have been referred to private attorneys to represent the agency in the appeals. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Medicaid Program

    The Medicaid Program provides medical benefits to low-income people who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. The Federal government establishes general guidelines for the administration of Medicaid benefits. However, specific eligibility requirements to receive Medicaid benefits, as well as the type and scope of services provided, are determined by each individual State. Thus, a person who is eligible for Medicaid in one State may not qualify in another State. You must check with the Medicaid office in the state you live in to confirm your eligibility to receive benefits. Content Detail

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    GovBenefits.gov
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

    Information on applying for the Medicare prescription drug benefit Content Detail

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    Medicare.gov
  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • 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

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    Social Security Administration

Paying for Nursing Home Care (1)+

  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文

Related Information (1)+

  • Families and Health

    As your family grows, you encounter new health care challenges. Here you’ll find articles to help you make the most of your health insurance and obtain the best possible medical care for the whole family. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)

Know Your Rights Articles (15)+

  • A Parent's Guide to EPSDT Medicaid Benefits

    The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive child health program. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Children's Medical Services

    The mission of Children's Medical Services (CMS) is to assure that eligible children with chronic health conditions who are residents of the state of Georgia receive specialty medical care. Go to this site for more information. After you reach the site, look on the tool bar on the left hand side of the web page for a list of Children's Medical Services Coordinators near you. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Denied Medicaid? New Medicaid Rules for Georgians under the Affordable Care Act

    If you have been denied family Medicaid because of: Child Support income or too many assets (like bank accounts, cars, or property), you may be eligible for Medicaid or Peachcare beginning January 1, 2014. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • DFCS Fair Hearing Request Form

    Copy of the new DFCS Fair Hearing Request Form Content Detail

  • Do you have a Katie Beckett Medicaid Appeal pending? What to do...

    The medicaid agency is beginning to process Katie Beckett appeals that have been pending. Some appeals have been referred to private attorneys to represent the agency in the appeals. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Families and Health

    As your family grows, you encounter new health care challenges. Here you’ll find articles to help you make the most of your health insurance and obtain the best possible medical care for the whole family. Content Detail

    By:
    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • Families First

    Families First offers individual and family counseling. We help young pregnant women continue their education and reach independence and offer specialized foster care for children in need. Families First provides support services for foster parents and helps people who want to adopt. Our nurturing group homes for abused, neglected and abandoned children give them stability and security. Homeless young mothers find assistance in our transitional housing. Families First also assists families who are struggling with divorce, violence and visitation issues. Our community programs encompass employee assistance counseling, after school support and independent living skills. Read More

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    Families First
  • Georgia Common Point of Access to Social Services

    COMPASS is a quick and easy way for people in Georgia to get answers to questions about health and human services. Content Detail

  • Health Care Coverage for Children and Teenagers

    Children and teenagers can get health care coverage in Georgia through Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Infant and Child Health Program

    The mission of the Infant and Child Health Program is to provide leadership and resources to communities in the development of a comprehensive system of care designed to improve the health and well being of infants and children and their families. These web pages contain information on an array of programs to improve the health of infants and children. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Insure Kids Now!

    You work hard to provide for your children and want to make sure they grow up strong, smart and healthy. But like many parents whose children don't have health insurance, you worry about taking care of them. Now, you may have one less thing to worry about. Your state, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens. This web site tells you how to get your children enrolled. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Medicaid Program

    The Medicaid Program provides medical benefits to low-income people who have no medical insurance or have inadequate medical insurance. The Federal government establishes general guidelines for the administration of Medicaid benefits. However, specific eligibility requirements to receive Medicaid benefits, as well as the type and scope of services provided, are determined by each individual State. Thus, a person who is eligible for Medicaid in one State may not qualify in another State. You must check with the Medicaid office in the state you live in to confirm your eligibility to receive benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    GovBenefits.gov
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

    Information on applying for the Medicare prescription drug benefit Content Detail

    By:
    Medicare.gov
  • National Immunization Program

    Welcome to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program VFC helps families by providing free vaccines to doctors who serve eligible children and is administered at the national level by the CDC through the National Immunization Program. CDC contracts with vaccine manufacturers to buy vaccines at reduced rates. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child

    This power of attorney gives a grandparent the powers to care for a minor child, including the power to enroll the child in school, and to obtain medical care and housing for the minor child. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services