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For those on Medicaid....

I have never applied for PA before...and we are a single income family unexpectedly (but happily) expecting our 3rd child...

I would just like to know how involved the government gets in your life if you receive gov't aid...just curious... we are kind of private and don't want to bring unnecessary intrusions in our home...

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Well, no one comes into your home if that is what you are asking, but they will need all of your personal and financial information. Income, soc #'s, proof of residence, a copy of your childrens grade card, birth certificates, and here in Ohio at least, they ask you to come in and update all your information for them twice a year. Medicaid is not as invasive as it is if you are getting cash assistance or food stamps. Then they watch your income like a hawk. They will ask you what the make and modle of your cars are and if you own them or are paying on them, they will ask you for bank account information and what the balance is in them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • They want you to bring bills, ss card, birth certificates, and other paper work, to see if you qualify, they don't really medel unless someone call you in and they need to investigate.
    MommaRox4683

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 1:19 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Follow the guidelines and they won't meddle.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:20 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • It's really not very invasive at all. Follow the rules and you will be fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:34 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • WIC did a home visit after DS was born to help us learn to bottle feed because we had planned to breast feed but I didn't have any milk and they wouldn't release him from the hospital till he had eaten enough. to satisfy them. Medicaid demands proof of income twice a year, they look at your car registration and title if you have it, ask about money in the bank, and umm... medical bills, I think thats it. Here they strongly urge you to get WIC if you are getting any sort of PA because it helps educate you on good choices about food (when did potato's become a vegetable?), and take care of a lot of basic preventative care.. Here they take check DS for iron in his blood, give him his shots as needed so I dont have to go to the Pediatrician, and do fluoride varnishes on his teeth now that he is older, so we dont have to see the dentist every three months. Saves Medicaid a lot of money in the long run
    auroura

    Answer by auroura at 1:43 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

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