Sunday, November 22, 2009

Preliminary assessment online for health benefits

Now online is this helpful preliminary interview for public health benefits.   Residents and providers of all kinds can use this online tool to initially assess eligibility for the DC Healthcare Alliance, Medicaid for the elderly and disabled, and DC Healthy Families.

Here's an overview of the online process:

  1. You don't need to be related to the family members needing assistance in order to help.
  2. There are two parts to the online process.   Part 1 takes about 20 minutes and Parts 2 and 3 take about 10 minutes.   The time it takes depends on whether you have the materials you need to do the assessment.
  3. You will have to mail or drop off in person the application.
  4. It takes between 30 and 45 days for the Department of Human Services to determine you eligible and mail enrollment information.

Equally as exciting and useful is that this tool is also available in Spanish.

As time goes on, more programs and services will be added to this tool.

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