OUR SERVICES INCLUDE Procuring Patient eligibility for TANF, Medicaid/Medicare Programs, Social Security and SSI Programs, A&D, Crime Victims Compensation, State and Federal Kidney Disease Programs, County Indigent Healthcare, and hospital charity.
- We offer solutions for reimbursement of self-pay accounts.
- We take swift action on the accounts you entrust with us.
- We work in partnership with our clients to fit their needs.
- We provide clients with knowledgeable caseworkers who understand complex government eligibility programs and client needs.
- We educate patients about the eligibility programs. Most of the patients’ we interview are not aware of the financial assistance that is available to them.
- We address the special needs of clients’ patients.
- We assist patients in acquiring needed documents for the eligibility process.
- We provide translation services for the patients as part of the eligibility process.
- We provide transportation for patients who would not be able to otherwise reach a government office.
- We take steps to ensure that patients’ applications do not go unnoticed in government offices.
Medicaid is a health care program for families and individuals with low income and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal government and managed by the states.
What are the eligibility factors based on?
- Client’s age
- Medical condition (pregnancy, terminal illness)
SSA pays benefits only for total disability, meaning when a person cannot engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA). No benefits are paid for partial or short-term disability.
SSA pays monthly cash disability benefits through two programs:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): SSDI benefits are for people who have worked for a certain amount of time and paid Social Security taxes during that period.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI benefits are for people who are low income and are age 65 or older or blind or have a disability.
To receive SSDI or SSI benefits, you must:
- Not be able to do the work that you did before;
- Not be able to do other kinds of work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Have a disability that has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
In 1979, the Texas Legislature passed the Crime Victims’ Compensation Act, creating the Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund and the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program. The primary purpose of the Fund is encouraging greater victim participation in the apprehension and prosecution of criminals and reimbursing innocent victims for certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of violent crime.
The Crime Victims’ Compensation Program is supported through a legislative appropriation from the Compensation to Victims of Crime Fund. Revenue for the Fund is collected from convicted offenders through criminal court costs, fees, and fines, while victims of violence are assisted with expenses related to the crime.
The Crime Victims’ Compensation Program is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources.
Basic qualification Requirements
- The crime must occur in Texas to a Texas resident or a U.S. resident, or
- The crime must involve a Texas resident who becomes a victim in another state or county that does not have a VOC program.
- The crime must be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency within a reasonable amount of time so as not to interfere with the investigation.
- Applications must be filed within three years from the date of the crime. Time may be extended for good cause.
- Claimant or victim must cooperate with law enforcement agencies.
- Claimant must not have knowingly or willingly participated in the crime.
- Any other available resources would have to pay before any payment by the Crime Victims’ Compensation program.
Counties not served by a public hospital must operate a County Indigent Healthcare Program for residents of all portions of the counties not served. This program is funded by tax dollars.