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Process and Application Changes to Benefit Enrollment Systems During COVID-19: Findings from State Aging and Disability Agencies

This issue brief explores adjustments that states have made to processing eligibility and enrollment for benefits access, including changes to application and supporting document requirements. Examples of opportunities and adjustments that states have made to ensure older adults and persons with disabilities have access to critical benefit programs during the pandemic are highlighted. Data and findings are drawn from the ADvancing States 2020 COVID-19 Membership Survey.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72130

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MIPPA Resources

These resources are intended to be used for education and outreach to raise awareness about the availability of Medicare benefits for low-income beneficiaries, namely the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help) program. These outreach materials include posters to educate Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities about the low-income subsidies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70296

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Promising Practice Tip Sheet: Increasing ADRC Employees’ Awareness of Medicare “Help” Programs

The purpose of this tip sheet is to provide promising practices to help agencies increase the number of Medicare Savings Program and Low Income Subsidy applications. This tip sheet features an ADRC in South Carolina that uses two different practices internally to ensure that all of their staff is aware of the income eligibility numbers for MSP and LIS programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67136

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