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Atlanta Central Office
104 Marietta Street, Suite 250
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 206-5175 or 1-800-498-9469

Pro Bono Project of the State Bar of Georgia
104 Marietta Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 527-8762 or 1-800-334-6865

Farmworker Rights
104 Marietta Street, Suite 250
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 463-1633 or 1-800-537-7496

GLSP provides free language interpretation for non-English-speaking callers.

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Seniors and Low-income People Wrongly Denied Medicare Savings

Georgia Legal Services Benefits Hotline May Be Able to Correct DFCS Mistake

Some seniors and people with disabilities who get help paying their Medicare premiums through Georgia Medicaid are getting erroneous notices that their assistance will be cut off because their incomes are suddenly too high. The notices are a result of Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services’ (DFCS) failure to update their systems with the latest cost-of-living adjustments, updated at the beginning of each year. Losing the benefits that help pay their Medicare costs–all because of an error on the part of the state agency—is costly for people with already-meager incomes.

People who believe they are being wrongly terminated from the Medicare Savings Program or who want more information to see if they qualify should call Georgia Legal Services Program’s Benefits Hotline at 1 (888) 632-6332.

Additional information:

People with incomes low enough to qualify for the Medicare Savings Programs can get help with their Medicare premium. Individuals with incomes below $1,377 or couples below $1,847 can have their Medicare Part B premiums paid for and some can get Medicare deductibles and co-payments paid.

DFCS systems often do not recognize the changes in incomes as cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) made in the beginning of each year and instead issue false termination notices for those who were on the edge of eligibility. The result for some is that their Part B premiums start getting deducted from their Social Security checks. Others may be faced with copayments and deductibles they should not have to pay.

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Kimbrell, GLSP Benefits Hotline Project Director
vkimbrell@glsp.org; 404-563-7710 ext. 1603

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