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Effect of the CARES Act Economic Impact (“Stimulus”) Payment on SSI and Social Security Benefits
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COVID Health Lifeline
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and NYS Insurance Laws provide that insurance plans must cover testing and preventative services relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

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Changes That Affect Medicaid Programs Providing Community-Based Long-Term Services And Supports During The COVID-19 Emergency
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) issued guidance in response to the COVID-19 health emergency that impacts people enrolled or trying to enroll in Medicaid Managed Care plans and other types of programs that provide community-based long-term services and supports.  If you receive this type of care, or wish to enroll, some of the requirements have been suspended or changed until further notice.
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Social Security Disability (SSD/SSI)
SSD is based on your work history, meaning you need to have worked and made enough income over a certain period of time in order to be eligible to file this application. An SSI application is based on financial need for food and shelter. You do not need to have worked before to file for SSI.
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Health Care Proxies And Living Wills
This article provides information explains what a health care proxy and living will and discusses how to go about getting one.
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Understanding the Medicaid Spenddown
The amount of income a person or family has over the Medicaid financial eligibility guidelines is called excess income. Some people may qualify for Medicaid if they spend the excess income on medical bills. This is called a spenddown.
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Medicaid
Medicaid is a federal program that provides medical services to qualified individuals who have low income and resources. In New York State, the Medicaid program is overseen by the County Departments of Social Services.
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