Paul McChesney (Admin)
Post Number: 985
|Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 2:47 pm: |
Gregory: I almost guarantee you that you will be, in effect, poorer in a high cost of living state:
Q. IF I MOVE TO COLORADO AND THE COST OF LIVING IS 3X HIGHER THAN KENTUCKY, WILL I GET A COST OF LIVING INCREASE? WOULD I QUALIFY FOR HIGHER SSD BENIFITS IF I MOVE FROM KENTUCKY TO COLORADO?
A. Not for a Social Security Disability check. Some states supplement for SSI; for information about that, you might go to Workworld.org, which keeps a current list of what states supplement, and how much they do. I cannot vouch for its accuracy.
Q. I AM ON MEDICARE A&B ALSO QMB IN KENTUCKY LIMITED MEDICARE COVERAGE. THIS PAYS MEDICARE DEDUCTIBLE MEDICARE CO INSURANCE AND A & B PREMIUMS. THROUGH STATE, WOULD I QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID BENIFITS SINCE MY SSD BENIFITS ARE 777.00 MTH IN KENTUCKY AND COST OF LIVING IN COLORADO COST OF LIVING IS 3X HIGHER
A. I believe you mean to say Medicare A&B and QMB Limited MediCAID coverage. I am not at all certain, but would guess that you keep this in Colorado. As to what you get through Medicaid in any particular state, you might try clicking here for the Health and Human Services' website on this subject, or click here for the Kaiser Foundation list of contact numbers that you can use to find out.