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Free Health Care Coverage through Medicaid and KCHIP

Thanks to the exciting new changes in the Affordable Care Act, you and your children may now be eligible to receive Medicaid and KCHIP (Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program). Medicaid and KCHIP are now much easier to get, and more people will be covered. This video discusses the benefits of these programs and tells you more...

I Receive Benefits Based on Disability-What Happens if I Start Working?

Supplemental Security Income [SSI]The amount of SSI you get is based on the amount of income you receive. Generally, when you begin to receive other income, your SSI benefits go down, according to a formula. When your income goes over a certain amount, your SSI benefits will stop until your income goes back down. You must tell the Social Security office immediately when your income goes up or down. more...

Medicaid Spend-down

What is a Medicaid spend-down?If you are 65 years old or older, blind, or disabled, your eligibility for Medicaid depends on your income. If you get more income than is allowed by the Medicaid program, you are generally not eligible for Medicaid. HOWEVER, even if you have a higher income, you may still be eligible for some Medicaid benefits if your medical costs are high. more...

What Health Care Programs Are There for Kentucky Families?

Medicaid in Kentucky is called KyHealth Choices. It is available for aged, blind and disabled persons and also provides health and medical coverage to certain lower income families, children, children in foster care, and pregnant women in Kentucky. The goals of the program are to provide health care to children and families, and to help prevent health problems with early medical care and treatment.Who benefits from Medicaid? more...