Enrolling in Medicaid or Medicare can be a complicated process, especially if you are not quite sure what makes you eligible. Since there are quite a few guidelines you need to follow, it’s important for you to have a clear picture of how you might qualify for each program. Hurley Care Solutions strives to provide accurate information and assistance so you can secure the Medicare and Medicaid benefits you are entitled to. Whenever you require information on either program, this elder care planning facility is more than happy to help.
Here are a few factors to consider before enrolling in Medicaid or Medicare:
- Household Income: Your household or personal income helps determine how much assistance you receive from Medicaid. If you receive Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, you may be eligible for Medicaid automatically.
- Medical Bills: If you have serious medical conditions and frequently incur high medical bills, your eligibility for Medicaid may increase. Medicaid may even assist you in reducing payments or they may pay your bills altogether.
- Age & Work Requirements: In order to qualify for Medicare, you need to meet certain requirements. Firstly, you or your spouse need to have worked long enough to be eligible for Social Security benefits. The standard work period is about 10 years. You also need to be 65 or older, though you may be eligible for earlier enrollment under special circumstances.
If you have questions about enrolling in Medicare and Medicaid, please give the elder care planning specialists at Hurley Care Solutions a call at (585) 471-5239. You can also visit them online to learn more about their other services.