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Federal & state health care programs

Federal & state health care programs

Medicaid – Medicaid pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. State Medicaid programs are usually administered by departments of social service or departments of medical assistance.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) SSI is a cash assistance program intended to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter for those who are aged, blind or disabled. It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Families must reapply upon each move to another state.

Title V of the Social Security Act – Many states have services for children with special health care needs that are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, or Title V. State departments of health web sites and local health departments will provide information on state health benefits for children with special health care needs. The Maternal and Child Health Bureaus’ web site has Title V information organized by State that provide you with Title V points of contact and other pertinent information.

 

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