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  • Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (B.E.S.T.)

    The Social Security Adminisitration's Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) is an online tool that you can use to find out if you could be eligible for benefits from any of the programs Social Security administers. This tool will give you eligibility information based on answers you give on the online form. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
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    Spanish / Español
  • Hospital Compare - A quality tool provided by Medicare

    This tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mail-in Application for Payment of Medicare Part B Premium (PA 600-M) [PDF]

    The PA 600M is a mail-in application for payment of the Medicare Part B premium only. It is used to help elderly individuals or individuals with disabilities who are eligible for Medicare to pay some or all of their Medicare Part B premium. A face-to-face interview is not required when using this application. The application cannot be used to apply for Medicaid (Medical Assistance), cash assistance or food stamps. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Medicare Drug Plan Finder

    The Medicare Drug Plan Finder from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can help you find and compare Medicare prescription drug plans in your area. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medicare Eligibility & Premium Calculator

    Use this calculator from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to get an estimate of when you’re eligible for Medicare and your premium amount. This calculator provides information for many but not all situations. If your situation isn’t in this calculator, contact Social Security to see if you’re eligible to enroll. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Medigap Policy Search

    This interactive tool from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services helps you Find a Medigap Policy in Your Area. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

    The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Social Security Benefit Application - Retirement Benefits and Medicare

    Online Retirement/Medicare application from the Social Security Administration Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration