Information Required For Seniors To Apply For Medicaid

While there are a lot of people on Medicare for their medical expenses when they get sick, it does not provide for custodial care in a long term care situation. Medicaid does have a program that will provide benefits for people who can’t afford the stay. For people in this situation will need to bring all of the following to the Medicaid office to qualify. The Department of Social Services will need the following items to process an application:

Any paid and unpaid medical bills

Social Security card

Birth certificate or other proof of age

immigration papers of all non-citizens

Car registration or title

Any deeds to property owned with copy of tax listion

Any life insurance policy information

Any health insurance information and payment stubs

Any stocks, bonds, CDs, IRAs, Mutual Funds information

Burial-plot deeds and/or contracts

Any documentation of retirement income

Medicare Card

Savings book – updated

Checking account – most recent statements

oney Market accounts

Social Security benefits, stock dividends, rental income, etc. information

Faarm/business equipment, boats, motors, trailers, motor homes, etc. proof

Tobacco allotment information

Trust fund or promissory note information Safe deposit box information

Proof of disability for those applying on that basis, such as medical reports from physicians

In addition, you should take

Parents names and location of any inherited property (or spouse’s)

Children’s names, ages and addresses

Also take copies of any Power of Attorney(s).

This program can allow people to live their final days in dignity. Sometimes the requirements can be difficult to satisfy, but the end result is a nice place to stay and get the care they need without having to worry about costs. This information will make the first visit to the Medicaid office for that needed program.