Benefits for Elderly & Disabled
We are committed to assisting seniors and individuals with disabilities. Our Enrollment Specialists are available to assist you with things such as dental, vision and navigating your health care needs. We can also help you enroll in insurance and/or benefit programs to pay for expenses related to health care, food and more.
To schedule an appointment, please call (619) 515-2363.
For more information on how to get help, visit the National Council on Aging (NCOA).See All Health Care Services
Benefits for Elderly & Disabled Available:
- Navigating Your Health Care Needs
- Transportation Resources
- Information/Resources regarding SSI, SSA or SSDI
- Basic Needs
- Medi-Cal, Medicare
- Substance Abuse
- Mental Health
- Senior Information and Referrals
- Understanding Medical Documents
Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and individuals with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state agencies, nutrition educators and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with state partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
Medicare Savings Program (MSP)
You can get state assistance to pay your Medicare premiums. In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) deductibles, coinsurance and copayments if you meet certain conditions. There are four types of MSP programs:
- Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program
- Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Program
- Qualifying Individual (QI) Program
- Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) Program
Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS)/Extra Help
Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income and reside in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy by assisting families with energy costs. We provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with:
- Home energy bills
- Energy crises
- Weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs
LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer through programs that reduce the risk of health and safety problems that arise from unsafe heating and cooling practices.
The BenefitsCheckUp® is a screening tool that helps interested applicants and our Enrollment Specialists determine what programs of those mentioned above you may qualify for. Be sure to check it out!
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