The Best Government Resource List was created to highlight government benefits that help you with your medical costs. It is not surprising that in 2013 CNC reporter, Dan Mangan published an article that stated medical bills account for over half of all bankruptcy’s. Sadly, medical costs forced nearly two million Americans in 2013 to enter bankruptcy.
As medical costs steeply accelerates each year it is difficult for those in medical and financial need to know where to start. Hopefully, the Best Government Resource List will provide you with some guidance.
GOVERNMENT RESOURCE LIST PROVIDES WEBSITE LINKS TO GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Medicare– This website link provides information on eligibility about Medicare coverage. To be eligible for Medicare you must be either at least 65 years of age, blind or disabled for over a 24 month time period.
Supplemental Security Income– is a government resource that provides eligible seniors, disabled people and blind people additional income benefits.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)– The Food and Nutrition Service works with state agencies, nutrition educators, neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying to the program.
Social Security– This website link provides you with the eligibility guidelines to receive Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration requires that you must be either at least 65 years of age, disabled or blind.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)– To require Social Security Disability Insurance you must meet their strict guidelines. These requirements are listed on their website Social Security Disability Insurance. You can also apply online from this website.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)– This website link provides information about the supplemental nutrition program, WIC. This Women, Infants and Children program provides health care referrals, supplemental foods for low-income pregnant women and women with children under five years old.
If you are aware of any other government programs that would help others then please let me know. You can sent me an email: Lisa@HypoGal.com or contact me through my HypoGal FaceBook Page.