What am I eligible for?
If you are not sure if you can be covered by Medicaid or other assistance programs, go to apply.mt.gov and find out. The Department of Public Health and Human Services online application. Here you can apply for food, medical, or cash assistance.
If you are not sure if you can be covered by Medicare go to medicare.gov and find out. Apply for Medicare, find a Health and drug plan or get started with Medicare. If you are insured by Medicare, find the person to call in your area for the services you want.
The link above is to the national HealthCare.gov website. This site is designed to answer most questions you will have regarding health coverage. If you have a private policy but are not sure if certain services are covered, contact your insurance agent.
Because the Healthcare Marketplace cannot be used to buy Medicare supplemental policies, this link takes you to the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance. This site can provide Montana specific information on Health Care Reform.
The Disability Determination Services (DDS) works with the Social Security Administration (SSA) in administering two disability programs. They use the same medical/vocational criteria for both programs for determining eligibility for benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a monthly benefit paid to eligible individuals who cannot work due to serious physical or mental disability. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs based program that provides coverage for adults and children whose income and resources are below a specified level.