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  • How Your Medical Assistance Coverage Will Change When You Get Medicare

    Explanation of what happens to your Medical Assistance when you qualify for Medicare from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities

    Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on the MAWD (Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities) Program which allows qualified persons to purchase Medical Assistance if their income does not exceed 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Understanding MATP: The Medical Assistance Transportation Program

    Information about transportation services available through the PA Medical Assistance program. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Understanding the Medical Assistance Transportation Program

    Information about the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP). The program is available to any Medical Assistance consumer who needs help with non-emergency transportation to and from health care services or treatments. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • How to Appeal a Medical Assistance Denial of Assistive Technology

    This manual from Disability Rights Pennsylvania will explain your rights when Medical Assistance, including your Medical Assistance managed health care plan, denies prior authorization or denies a program exception. This includes an approval of something less or different than what your doctor prescribed. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Pennsylvania Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

    Information on the Pennsylvania Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It is funded by the Department of Health and through a grant the Department receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Should I Apply for Medicaid or CHIP?

    This chart and accompanying information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is intended to help individuals and parents understand Medicaid and CHIP application paths. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Pennsylvania Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on the PA Health Insurance Premium Payment Program. The Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program is a program developed to help families, who have at least one person enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA), pay for private health insurance through an employer. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Impact of Criminal Record on Public Benefits in Pennsylvania

    Chart from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia outlining the effect on the eligibility for public benefits for people with criminal records. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Benefits Available from the Welfare Office for Low Income Persons

    A Summary of Benefits available through your County Assistance Office from Neighborhood Legal Services Association. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Office of Medical Assistance Programs

    Section of the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website dedicated to the Office of Medical Assistance Programs which administers and oversees the Medical Assistance program in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Special Needs Trust

    Northwestern Legal Services provides an overview of what a Special Needs Trust is, who needs one, and how to get one. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Medical Assistance Benefits for Workers with Disabilities

    Information on Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. MAWD lets Pennsylvanians with disabilities take a fulfilling job, earn more money and still keep their full medical coverage. With MAWD you can keep Medical Assistance while you work, even if your earnings increase above the limits for other Medical Assistance programs. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery: A Primer (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services explains the basics of Medical Assistance ("Medicaid") Estate Recovery and answers important questions about the program. It explains what happens if you own a home and receive Medical Assistance to pay for care in a nursing home or in the community. Funding for this video was made possible by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • A Guide to Public Benefits

    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. provides this guide to some programs that are funded by the government to provide help to individuals and families during times of need. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.