Government Benefits & Services

Unemployment Benefits

  • Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work.

Disability Services

Food Programs

Income Assistance

  • EAFC is a program to support the income of families in need.
  • The Family Investment Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Resources is the central coordinating and directing agency of all public assistance programs in the State, one of which is the Family Investment Program (FIP). This program is administered locally by county social services departments with the ultimate goal of providing employment and training activities, supportive services, and benefits that enable recipients to get jobs and improve their economic circumstances.
  • Maryland's Temporary Cash assistance program
  • Welfare Avoidance Grants (WAG) are short-term, one-time cash payments intended to prevent families from needing to register for welfare.

Medical Benefits

  • What counts as countable household income for the Primary Adult Care program
  • The Mission of the Maryland Healthy Kids/EPSDT Program is to promote access to and assure availability of quality health care for Medical Assistance children, teens and young adults less than 21 years of age.
  • This article answers frequently asked questions about medical assistance and nursing home care. Prepared by: Long Term Care Assistance Project, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • State program that helps people with AIDS acquire medication
  • State program that helps people with AIDS acquire health insurance
  • The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. MCHP enrollees obtain care from a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) through the Maryland HealthChoice Program.
  • The Children's Medical Services Program assists families in planning and obtaining specialty medical and rehabilitative care for children who have or are at risk for chronic illnesses or disabling conditions which interfere with normal growth and development.
  • This program helps Maryland Residents enrolled in Medical Assistance, HealthChoice, Primary Adult Care (PAC), Family Planning, or Medicare Part D pay for medically necessary prescriptions.
  • Medbank is non-profit organization that assists persons with disabilities and low-income persons of any age to apply for assistance from the manufacturers programs for free or low-cost medicines.
  • Medical Assistance (also called Medicaid) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.
  • Medicaid (also called Medical Assistance) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.
  • This brochure from Maryland Legal Aid describes your rights concerning Medical Assistance programs.
  • Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). ESRD is permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services if you meet certain conditions.
  • Medicare Part C, also known as "Medicare Advantage" is an alternative to coverage under Medicare Parts A and B.
  • Medicare Part D, also called Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, is a program that helps cover the cost of prescription drugs used at home.
  • The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program is a state program to help people with lower income pay for out-of-pocket Medicare expenses, such as deductibles, co-payments and premiums.
  • The Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program (SPDAP) is a subsidy program established by the Maryland General Assembly in 2005 to provide financial assistance to moderate-income Maryland residents who are eligible for Medicare and are enrolled in a prescription drug plan.
  • Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) description and the "Qualified Individual " (QI) limited expansion of SLMB. These are state programs, similar to medical assistance, for people who need help paying for Medicare services.

Social Security

Unemployment Programs

  • Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work.

Veterans' Services

Medicaid/Medicare

  • This article answers frequently asked questions about medical assistance and nursing home care. Prepared by: Long Term Care Assistance Project, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • This program helps Maryland Residents enrolled in Medical Assistance, HealthChoice, Primary Adult Care (PAC), Family Planning, or Medicare Part D pay for medically necessary prescriptions.
  • Medical Assistance (also called Medicaid) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.
  • Medicaid (also called Medical Assistance) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.
  • Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). ESRD is permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services if you meet certain conditions.
  • Medicare Part C, also known as "Medicare Advantage" is an alternative to coverage under Medicare Parts A and B.
  • The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program is a state program to help people with lower income pay for out-of-pocket Medicare expenses, such as deductibles, co-payments and premiums.
  • The Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program (SPDAP) is a subsidy program established by the Maryland General Assembly in 2005 to provide financial assistance to moderate-income Maryland residents who are eligible for Medicare and are enrolled in a prescription drug plan.
  • Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) description and the "Qualified Individual " (QI) limited expansion of SLMB. These are state programs, similar to medical assistance, for people who need help paying for Medicare services.

Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Youth

  • The Children's Medical Services Program assists families in planning and obtaining specialty medical and rehabilitative care for children who have or are at risk for chronic illnesses or disabling conditions which interfere with normal growth and development.

Health

Social Security Benefits

Senior Citizens

  • What counts as countable household income for the Primary Adult Care program
  • This program helps Maryland Residents enrolled in Medical Assistance, HealthChoice, Primary Adult Care (PAC), Family Planning, or Medicare Part D pay for medically necessary prescriptions.
  • Medical Assistance (also called Medicaid) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.
  • Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). ESRD is permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services if you meet certain conditions.
  • Medicare Part C, also known as "Medicare Advantage" is an alternative to coverage under Medicare Parts A and B.
  • The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program is a state program to help people with lower income pay for out-of-pocket Medicare expenses, such as deductibles, co-payments and premiums.
  • The Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program (SPDAP) is a subsidy program established by the Maryland General Assembly in 2005 to provide financial assistance to moderate-income Maryland residents who are eligible for Medicare and are enrolled in a prescription drug plan.
  • Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) description and the "Qualified Individual " (QI) limited expansion of SLMB. These are state programs, similar to medical assistance, for people who need help paying for Medicare services.

Health Issues

  • The Mission of the Maryland Healthy Kids/EPSDT Program is to promote access to and assure availability of quality health care for Medical Assistance children, teens and young adults less than 21 years of age.
  • Medicaid (also called Medical Assistance) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.

Veterans/Military

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