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State and federal benefits programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment, cash assistance, SNAP, disability assistance.

Health Insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid

Medicaid is health insurance that helps people pay some or all of their medical bills. It may be free for families with children, pregnant women, and adults without children at home, depending on their income.

Medicaid (also called Title 19) is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called out-of-pocket expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.

Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.

Were you affected by the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands?

People may be concerned about how the partial federal government shutdown will affect federal programs. Here is some information that we collected on various programs.

You should make sure Social Security has your correct address on file. You can learn more about the new cards on the Medicare website.

This article explains what SSI is, whether household income matters in SSI, and more.

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Are your benefits being lowered or cut off? You can appeal, but there are deadlines, so you must act very quickly. Here's how to request that your benefits continue:

Health Insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid

Medicaid is health insurance that helps people pay some or all of their medical bills. It may be free for families with children, pregnant women, and adults without children at home, depending on their income.

Medicaid (also called Title 19) is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called out-of-pocket expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.

Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in.

Were you affected by the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands?

People may be concerned about how the partial federal government shutdown will affect federal programs. Here is some information that we collected on various programs.

You should make sure Social Security has your correct address on file. You can learn more about the new cards on the Medicare website.

This article explains what SSI is, whether household income matters in SSI, and more.