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Web site: http://www.medicare.gov
Description: Medicare is the National health insurance program for people age 65 or older, and people under 65 with disabilities. Medicaid is the program that pays for medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. A Federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human 

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Web site: http://www.cms.hhs.gov
Description: The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 created this children’s health insurance program (SCHIP). This program gave each state permission to offer health insurance for children up to age 19 who are not already insured. SCHIP is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. Provides links to state offices.

State Departments of Health
Web site: http://www.doh.wa.gov/Links/links2.htm#Government
Description: Links to departments of health for all 50 states as well as links to other health related organizations and agencies. Courtesy of WA State Government
Eligibility: Public
Fees: N.A.
Access: Online Only

Social Security Administration 
Telephone: 800-772-1213
Web site: http://www.ssa.gov
Description: Federal agency provides financial assistance to disabled persons who meet eligibility requirements. Social Security Disability checks or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) checks for those eligible. Handles applications for Medicare.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Web site: http://www.samhsa.gov
Description: Comprehensive resources for anyone interested in learning about or implementing these programs

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Web site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov
Description: Created by the Welfare Reform Law of 1996 TANF became effective July 1, 1997, and replaced what was known as welfare Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and the Job opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs. TANF provides assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting states the federal funds and wide flexibility to develop and implement their own welfare programs. Provides links to state offices

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave SW – Washington, DC 20201
Telephone: 202-619-0257 – Toll free: 1-877-696-6775 
Web site: http://www.os.dhhs.gov
Description: If client meets financial eligibility requirements, Department of Social & Health Services will pay for hourly chore worker or live-in attendant care.  Chore workers can assist with housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, shopping, etc.  It will also pay for vocational rehabilitation services. Services include diagnosis, evaluation, counseling, and training and job placement. Durable medical equipment is sometimes provided.
It includes a large amount of health information in both English and Spanish as well as links to other health web sites.

 


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