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

  • Medical assistance in Maryland is provided through a large variety of state and federal programs. This overview provides basic information about four categories of help that are available, as well as links to more detailed information about specific programs. The four categories are Medicaid, Medicare, the Maryland Health Connection, and a set of state programs designed to help with prescription drugs.
  • This article answers frequently asked questions about medical assistance and nursing home care. Prepared by: Long Term Care Assistance Project, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • The Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) ensures that people living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland have access to certain medications they need to help them stay healthy.
  • 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.
  • If you are eligible, you could get free or low-cost health care through Medicaid, also called Medical Assistance.
  • Medical Assistance (also called Medicaid) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.
  • 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.
  • Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) & Qualified Individual Program (QI) pay the Medicare Part B insurance premiums for Part B participants who have trouble paying premiums.

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

Government Benefits & Services

  • Each year, the US Department of Health and Human Services updates the federal poverty guidelines. These are a list of annual income amounts, based on the number of people in a household. Different programs use the guidelines in different ways.

Medicaid/Medicare

  • Medical assistance in Maryland is provided through a large variety of state and federal programs. This overview provides basic information about four categories of help that are available, as well as links to more detailed information about specific programs. The four categories are Medicaid, Medicare, the Maryland Health Connection, and a set of state programs designed to help with prescription drugs.
  • This article answers frequently asked questions about medical assistance and nursing home care. Prepared by: Long Term Care Assistance Project, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • Medical Assistance (also called Medicaid) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care.
  • 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.
  • Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) & Qualified Individual Program (QI) pay the Medicare Part B insurance premiums for Part B participants who have trouble paying premiums.

Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Health

Social Security Benefits

Senior Citizens

Veterans/Military

Other Legal Issues

  • Each year, the US Department of Health and Human Services updates the federal poverty guidelines. These are a list of annual income amounts, based on the number of people in a household. Different programs use the guidelines in different ways.
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