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PALS May 2017 - Medical Assistance (MA)


PALS Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Eat'n Park (meeting room)

1839 Freeport Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238

The PA Health Law Project and The Peal Center recently held a training to discuss Medical Assistance for children and youth with disabilities and those transitioning to adulthood. We were there and shared our notes from BOTH trainings during today's meeting. Please see our notes from BOTH trainings in RED in the two PDFs below. Click on each image to open.

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION!

MANY FAMILIES DO NOT REALIZE THEIR CHILD IS ELIGIBLE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE AND/OR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

A few important items before going through the training handouts:

- You have the right to apply for Social Security(SSI)/Medical Assistance(MA) based on your child's diagnosis/disability. When a person qualifies for SSI they are automatically enrolled in MA. - Although a child may be found ineligible for SSI because of a parent's income or assets you can apply for MA alone under the PH 95 program which does not count parental income. - When applying for either remember to use the language they (SSA/MA) use and provide documentation and examples of how the your child's diagnosis/disability inhibits his/her ability compared to others his age. DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS You can never write too much, you can however write too little. - You can cover your child through both commercial insurance and MA. MA covers MANY things that commercial insurance limits or does not cover.

YOU HAVE 10 DAYS TO APPEAL A DENIAL! DO IT!

FIGURE OUT WHY YOUR APPLICATION WAS DENIED & WORK ON FIXING IT!

Next Meeting: September 27, 2017, 9:15 a.m. Eat'n Park (meeting room) 1839 Freeport Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Topic: Addressing Executive Functioning in Your Child's IEP

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