September 28, 2007, Newsletter Issue #65: How Can I Apply for Medicaid?

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Many seniors who are eligible for SSI or Supplemental Security Income are automatically eligible to receive Medicaid. To apply for Medicaid you can contact the Social Security department, or even the Medicare office. There are also local state Medicaid departments that you can go through. Today, the Internet makes applying for Medicaid easy by allowing you to apply online. Here are some handy phone numbers and Internet addresses that allow you to apply for Medicaid.
To apply through the Social Security Department call: 1-800-772-1213
To apply through the Medicare office call: 1-800-633-4227
If you have access to the Internet, you can visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by clicking here. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ContactCMS/

If you have an appointment to apply for Medicaid, be sure to ask about the documents that you will need to take with you.

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