County Offices, Courts and Landfill will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
No. The individual applying for Medicaid services must be a resident of the State of Colorado. We can send you an application; you can fill it out and have it ready to turn in the day your parent arrives.
First, you would want to make sure there is a nursing home here locally that has an opening for a Medicaid pending individual and make arrangements with that nursing home to move your parent there.
If your parent comes directly from the out-of-state nursing home to the nursing home in Colorado, the 30 day institutionalization would have been met. But, if not, your parent would have to be institutionalized for 30 days prior to Medicaid being approved. However, Medicaid can be retroactive if your parent is found to be Medicaid eligible on the day they enter the nursing home here.
As part of the application for AND, you must apply for SSI at the Social Security office. You can receive AND without receiving SSI.
Yes. All sources of income must be verified when you apply for OAP.
No, only premiums.
If you qualify, QMB pays for all of the following:
QMB does not pay for prescriptions or for your prescription deductibles.
Income is anything that can be used to purchase food, clothing, or shelter. Some examples include wages, social security, pensions, child support and unemployment benefits and spouse's income.
You will be asked to complete a redetermination, similar to the application, to re-evaluate your income each year or when your Senior and Disabled Office expects a change in your circumstances, such as a cost of living increase from Social Security.
You must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Colorado (or be eligible under Requirements for Aliens) to qualify for QMB.
You will not see a difference in your Social Security check for up to 3 months. Social Security will issue a separate check to reimburse your Medicare Part B premium from the time you were approved.
It can take up to six months before the state starts paying the premium.
The SSI program provides monthly income to people who are age 65 or older, or are blind or disabled, and have limited income and financial resources. Effective January 2005 the SSI payment for an eligible individual is $579 per month and $869 per month for an eligible couple. If you are married, and only one person is eligible, a portion of your spouse's income may be counted. In addition, your financial resources (savings and assets you own) cannot exceed $2,000 ($3,000 if married). You can be eligible for SSI even if you have never worked in employment covered under Social Security.
Generally, to be eligible for SSI, an individual also must be a resident of the United States and must be a citizen or a noncitizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Also, some noncitizen's granted a special status by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may be eligible.
The Social Security Administration is responsible for two major programs that provide benefits based on disability: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on prior work under Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Under SSI, payments are made on the basis of financial need.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is financed with Social Security taxes paid by workers, employers, and self-employed persons. To be eligible for a Social Security benefit, the worker must earn sufficient credits based on taxable work to be "insured" for Social Security purposes. Disability benefits are payable to blind or disabled workers, widow(er)s, or adults disabled since childhood, who are otherwise eligible. The amount of the monthly disability benefit is based on the Social Security earnings record of the insured worker.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program financed through general revenues. SSI disability benefits are payable to adults or children who are disabled or blind, have limited income and resources, meet the living arrangement requirements, and are otherwise eligible. The monthly payment varies up to the maximum federal benefit rate, which may be supplemented by the State or decreased by countable income and resources. See www.socialsecurity.gov for an explanation of SSI benefit payment rates.
You may be able to receive SSI in addition to monthly Social Security benefits, if your Social Security benefit is low.SSI check is the same nationwide. Effective January 2005, the SSI payment for an eligible individual is $579 per month and $869 per month for an eligible couple.
If you get SSI, you also may be able to get other help from your state or county. For example, you may be able to get Medicaid, food stamps, or some other social services.
Earned income is:
Income that does not meet the definition of earned income is unearned income. Some examples of unearned income include:
Someone may have "earned" the entitlement to these types of income, but we call it "unearned" because it is not connected to present employment.
No. SSI payments are made also to people who are age 65 or older and have limited income and financial resources.
Resources are the things you own such as cash, real estate, personal belongings, bank accounts, stocks and bonds that you can use for your support.
To be eligible for SSI a person must have $2,000 or less in countable resources. A married couple must have $3,000 or less in countable resources. If you own resources over the SSI limit, you may be able to get SSI benefits while trying to sell the resources.
Not all of your resources count toward the SSI resource limit. For example: