Medicaid / Medicare Benefits in North Carolina
Medical Benefits for Disabled North Carolinians
When you come to Golson, McCracken Inc. for help claiming Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), we will take the time to carefully review your situation and determine whether you may be eligible to receive any additional types of benefits. In many cases, the people who hire our services for a North Carolina Social Security Disability claim will also end up applying to receive healthcare benefits as well. In this way, they not only receive payments to make it easier to cover their living expenses, but they also get medical coverage to pay for they care, treatment and medications they need to manage their health and to improve.
About the Medicaid Program in North Carolina
Medicaid is a means-tested program that provides healthcare benefits to people who are in need and cannot afford to pay for their medical expenses on their own. There are no age requirements for Medicaid, but your income and resources must fall below the allowable threshold. If you qualify to receive Supplemental Security Income, you should automatically be eligible for Medicaid coverage. As of 2010, more than 66 million people were receiving Medicaid benefits nationwide, and the program paid out more than $383 billion in benefits. Medicaid can cover a variety of different types of expenses including doctor visits and hospital bills, dental and vision care, prescription drugs, nursing home care and even your premiums for Medicare coverage.
Medicare Coverage for North Carolina Social Security Disability Recipients
The Medicare program provides healthcare insurance for Americans age 65 or older, as well as for disabled people of all ages and those suffering from certain conditions, such as kidney failure and Lou Gehrig's disease. It is a social insurance program for which you can qualify regardless of your medical history, and it is not a means-tested program, so you can be eligible even if you are not of limited resources and income. There are four sections to Medicare coverage, including:
- Part A - Hospital insurance that covers your stay in a hospital, as well as inpatient treatment, hospice care, skilled nursing care and similar services
- Part B - Pays for basic doctor visits, lab costs and certain types of outpatient medical services
- Part C - Medicare Advantage, which is available for people who have Parts A and B and makes it possible to reduce costs by receiving services through a single provider organization
- Part D - Prescription drug coverage that helps to minimize costs for expensive medications
Medicare Coverage Eligibility
Medicare coverage generally covers around half of the expenses for treatment and care, leaving the remaining costs to be paid for by the Medicare recipient. As of 2010, there were around 48 million people enrolled in Medicare throughout the United States. While the majority of Medicare enrollees are eligible based on their age, it is also possible to qualify by getting approved for Social Security Disability Insurance.
Take Action on Your Application for Medicare / Medicaid Now
Depending on the circumstances of the situation, you may be able to receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. We will do everything that we can to help you receive the maximum coverage and benefits available to you, so that you can focus on managing and improving your health rather than being forced to worry about how you can pay for your healthcare bills. We are committed to helping people in need throughout North Carolina, and we are ready to take immediate action on your case. Contact us now to get started by filling out our client intake form.