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Medicaid Waivers for Military Families

Planning to separate or retire from the military one day? You may be able to place your eligible family member with special needs on a Medicaid waiver wait list now.

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Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs

Medicaid is a federal program that provides eligible military families with benefits beyond TRICARE. It covers basic health and long-term care services for eligible children, adults, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and the elderly, and for families with low income and limited resources.

Federal Assistance Programs Resources

Medicare and Medicaid Websites: Medicare.gov  Medicare is the basic health insurance program for Americans age 65 and older and many people with disabilities. People qualify for Medicare. …
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Elder Care Support Programs

In your role as guardian to an aging loved one, you may have heard about two programs that can reduce healthcare costs and stabilize an aging parent – The Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance benefit and Medicaid waiver programs.

EFMP Fact Sheets

The Defense Department offers a variety of online resources for service providers and leaders including the fact sheets below that you can download, print and share with those you support. About EFMP & Enrollment. …
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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are nonprofit organizations familiar with the issues facing families with special needs. They can connect you to resources that can provide and finance health care for your children, help locate assistance, and explain legislation.

Special Needs Relevant Articles

The Exceptional Family Member Program: for Families with Special Needs. …
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Benefits for Families with Special Needs

Learn about federal and state programs that help families with special needs.  Military families can also count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program and Military OneSource.

 

 

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Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a federal income supplement program designed to help the aged, blind and people with disabilities who have limited income. It provides them with cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter

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What Is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration that provides supplemental income to people whose disability prevents them from procuring employment or staying employed.

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Elder Care – The Essentials

Caring for aging loved ones while you’re in the military can present challenges. Use elder care consultations from Military OneSource to connect you with services and support for your senior.

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Special Needs – Benefits

In addition to the Exceptional Family Member Program and Military OneSource special needs consultants, these federal and state programs can help families with special needs.

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Respite Care Services for Families With Special Needs

Taking care of a family member with special needs can be more than a full-time job. As a parent and/or caregiver, it’s natural to want to give your all to your loved one, but everyone needs a break, whether that’s to go to an appointment, run. …
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Caregivers – Benefits

Caregiving comes with its own expenses — some anticipated and others not. As a service member, you and your family qualify for numerous benefits that may help relieve some of the financial stress of caregiving. While Military OneSource does not. …
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Special Needs – The Essentials

Caring for aging loved ones while you’re in the military can present a special set of challenges – such as maintaining care through moves and deployments. Fortunately, elder care consultations from Military OneSource can help you connect with the services and support you need to take care of the senior in your military family.

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Wounded Warriors – Benefits

Access to quality care and valuable services does not end when wounded warriors leave a military treatment facility. In many ways, the help is just beginning. Military members who have combat injuries or are battling serious illness because of. …