Disability Benefits

AID TO THE NEEDY DISABLED (AND)

– El Paso Department of Human Services
1675 Garden of Gods, CS/CO 80907
(719) 636-0000

Provides a state assistance payment once a month for disabled individuals who have low or no income.  Services require a doctor’s certification and application for permanent disability through Social Security.  Social Services issue a voucher for payment of a medical exam.  You cannot have cash resources more than $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for couples, excluding your primary residence and personal vehicle.  Food stamps are also provided.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)

Social Security Office
1049 North Academy Blvd., CS/CO 80909
(888) 880-2426
(800) 772-1213
www.socialsecurity.gov

A need-based program for people with disabilities who are unable to work or whose income is below the state level of need.  There is a maximum monthly payment for individuals ($674) and for married couples ($1,011) that is adjusted annually. The resource limit is $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for married couples, excluding primary residence and personal vehicle.  Full Medicaid entitlements are available.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INCOME (SSDI)

Social Security Office
1049 North Academy Blvd., CS/CO 80909
(888) 880-2426
www.socialsecurity.gov

SSDI is a Social Security benefit program for disabled workers under the age of sixty-five (65).  The monthly benefit is determined by employment history and past earnings.  Medicare eligibility is available after two years.

 

OLD AGE PENSION (OAP)

Department of Human Services
1675 Garden of Gods, CS/CO 80907
(719) 444-8060

Starting at age sixty (60), if your income is below $648 per month, you can apply for OAP.

Limited Medicaid benefits are available.

 

MEDICAID

Department of Human Services
1675 Garden of Gods, CS/CO 80907
(719) 636-0000 or (719) 444-8060

A state and federal medical program provided for certain disabled and elderly persons. Medicaid covers most medical expenses including equipment, supplies, and prescriptions. Small co-payments may apply.  For complaints about Medicaid, managed care contact Ombudsman,

1-(877) 435-7123 / TTY-1-(888)867-8864 – email: help123@maximus.com

 

MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM

1675 Garden of Gods, CS/CO 80907
(719) 444-8060

If you are on Medicare Part A, you may be eligible for one of the programs that help pay for Medicare Part B premium. If you are eligible for SSI and are entitled to Medicare you may be eligible for payment of your Medicare Part A premium, Medicare Part B, and any Medicare coinsurance and deductibles.

You may be eligible with monthly income less than $1,213 for an individual or $1,639 for a couple. Your assets will need to be below $8,100 for an individual or $12,910 for a couple.

 

MEDICARE

Social Security Office
1049 North Academy Blvd., CS/CO 80909
(888) 880-2426, or
(800) 633-4227
www.medicare.gov
TTY-1-(877)486-2048

Part A – Hospital Insurance, usually paid through payroll taxes. Part B – Medical Insurance, pay a monthly premium of $96.40 for 2010. Deductibles do apply. Check with Medicare for amounts and other services for 2010. 2010 New Medicare recipients premium $105.10.

Prescription Drug Program call 1-800-486-2048 or visit their website. Extra help is provided for individuals with income below $15,600 with resources below $11,990 and couples with income below $21,000 and resources below $23,970. 2008 income amounts. Contact Social Security for the extra help at 1-800-772-1213