A) Yes, a 57-year-old person who is blind and has diabetes can get help with Medicaid. Medicaid is a health insurance program for people with low income and disabilities. It covers a wide range of medical services, including doctor’s visits, hospital care, prescription drugs, and long-term care.
To qualify for Medicaid, you must meet certain income and disability requirements. The income requirements vary from state to state, but they are generally based on the federal poverty level. To qualify for Medicaid on the basis of disability, you must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability.
If you are blind and have diabetes, you are likely to meet the disability requirements for Medicaid. However, you should still contact your state Medicaid office to find out more about the income requirements and the application process.
Here are some resources to help you apply for Medicaid:
- Your state Medicaid office
- The Medicaid website
- The National Health Law Program
- The Kaiser Family Foundation
You can also get help applying for Medicaid from a local legal aid organization or social service agency.
I hope this information is helpful.