Government assistance for low income parent.

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    Abby58
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    What types of government assistance can my elderly mom get? She is low income.

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    CarolCalif
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    If your Mom has worked and is over 65, she will qualify for Medicare.
    More info can be found on http://www.medicare.gov

    She will receive benefits from Social Security if she has worked and is over 62.
    More info can be found on http://www.ssa.gov

    Generally speaking, to qualify for Medicaid, her monthly income can’t be more than $2,000 or $3,000. Her assets (not including a home, personal belongings, a car and a few other things, can’t be worth more than $2,000 to $15,000 depending on the state.
    More info can be found on http://www.healthcare.gov

    Many low income elderly people qualify for Supplement Security Income (SSI).
    This is a Federal Income Supplement program which helps low-income elderly people. More info can be found on http://www.ssa.gov

    She might also qualify for Food Stamps: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap

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