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  • Why do you need treatment?
  • You must have current treatment
  • Where do I go to apply for Medicaid?
  • Where do I go to find free or low-cost treatment?
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    MEDICAL TREATMENT...

    Why you need treatment?
    The SSA Handbook reads in relevant part: “You are considered "disabled" and entitled to disabled worker's benefits if you meet the following conditions:
    • You are unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental impairment You must not only be unable to do your previous work, but also any other type of work considering your age, education, and work experience;
    NOTE: It does not matter whether such work exists in your immediate area, whether a specific job vacancy exists, or whether you would be hired if you applied for work.

    • Your impairment(s) must be established by objective medical evidence;

    • It is expected that your impairment(s) will either result in death or last for at least 12 months in a row; and

    • You must meet the non-medical criteria needed to be insured by the program.
    NOTE: The definition of disability also applies to persons applying for child's insurance benefits based on disability before age 22, for disability benefits payable after December 1990 as a widow, widower, or surviving divorced spouse and for adults (persons age 18 or over) for determining eligibility on the basis of disability under the SSI program.” http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.05/handbook-0507.html

    You must have current treatment.
    If you do not have current treatment, you must find a healthcare provider. If you need help finding a healthcare provider because of lack of medical insurance and/or resources, the following information can help you obtain regular and consistent treatment

    Where do I go to apply for Medicaid?
    - In Missouri
    • Apply at your local Family Support Division office. Use the MO FSD office locator or call 573-751-3221.
    • You can download the application, bring or mail it to your local Family Support Division office.

    -In Illinois
    • Apply at your local Family Community Resource Center. Use the IL DHS office locator or call 1-800-843-6154
    • Apply Online http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=33698
    • You can download the application, bring or mail it to your local Family Community Resource Center

    Where do I go to find free or low-cost treatment?
    Click here for a list of providers.

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