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  • A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

    The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (PDF Format, 83 pages) Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling Program

    Information on APPRAISE Health Insurance Counseling Program. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medical Assistance and Long-Term Care Insurance. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Benefit Publications from the Social Security Administration

    Large collection of publications providing information on the various programs such as: disability benefits, appeal process, benefits for people with HIV, how workmans' compensation can affect your disability benefits, children with disabilities, info on receiving your payments, benefits for those who are blind or have low vision, details on ticket to work incentives, info on working while disabled, retirement benefits, government pension offset, medicare, windfall provision, survivors benefits, SSI, SSI for non-citizens, food stamps and other nutrition progams, protecting your on social security numbers, and more. Many publications available in Spanish. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Benefits Check Up for Seniors (55+)

    BenefitsCheckUp is a comprehensive online service from the National Council on the Aging to screen for federal, state and some local private and public benefits for older adults (ages 55 and over). BenefitsCheckUp also provides a detailed description of the programs, including the local addresses and phone numbers where to apply. Content Detail

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    National Council on the Aging
  • 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
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Biling Issues for Consumers with both Medicare and Medical Assistance

    A guide to health care billing issues for Dual Eligible Consumers (eligible for both Medical Assistance and Medicare) from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Choosing a Medicare Managed Care Plan - A Guide for Medicare Beneficiaries

    Report listing Medicare Managed Care Plans in Pennsylvania by region, giving comparisons on monthly premiums and co-payments, how well each plan does on several quality measurements, descriptions of the benefits they offer, and the results of patient satisfaction surveys. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
  • Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

    Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project to consider when selecting your Medicare prescription drug plan. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Dual Eligibility in Pennsylvania: What Happens When I Am Newly Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid?

    This manual from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project is for advocates and consumers who have Medicare and are also eligible for or enrolled in a Medicaid program. Medicaid in Pennsylvania is called "Medical Assistance" or "MA." Persons with Medicare and Medicaid are frequently referred to a "dual eligibles" due to their being simultaneously eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. (PDF) Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Guide to Medicare Preventive Services [PDF]

    Information about preventive services that may be covered by Medicare. Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • HealthCare.gov

    HealthCare.gov is a federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where you can get information on health care options that are available and sign up for health care benefits. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health Reform & Medicare (Video)

    This video from HealthCare.gov discusses what the Affordable Care Act means for Medicare recipients. Read More

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    HealthCare.gov
  • Help Is Available for Medicare Costs!

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on help that is available to help you pay for Medicare costs. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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