LEON Medical Centers is proud to partner with Dade County Department of Children and Families (DCF) to offer several programs to help with social services. Not only is providing medical excellence our priority, we also want to ensure that you receive all the help available for your well-being. Programs range from Medicare Savings Program to Temporary cash assistance. The eligibility of each program is determined by DCF.
LEON ACCESS team has over 20 years of experience to help you navigate and find programs that meet your needs.
MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM at LEON ACCESS
The Medicare Savings Programs (Medicare Buy-in) can help Medicare beneficiaries with limited finances pay their Medicare premiums; and in some instances, deductibles and co-payments. Medicare Buy-In provides different levels of assistance depending on the amount of an individual or couple’s income.
Individuals eligible for Medicaid or Medicare Savings Program are automatically enrolled in Social Security’s Extra Help with Part D (Low Income Subsidy) benefit of the remainder of the year.
LONG TERM CARE ASSISTANCE at LEON ACCESS
This program allows individuals to live in their home while providing long-term care services, like homemaker – light housekeeping, personal care – bathing the patients , meals and many more. The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care, Long Term Care (SMMC LTC) Waiver provides Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) the adequate waivers allowing you to stay home and helps prevent institutionalization.
LIFELINE CELLULAR PHONE at LEON ACCESS
At Leon we recognize the benefits associated with having phone access, especially if you have difficulties in affording phone service. In 1985 the federal government created the Lifeline Assistance program. LEON ACCESS team can help you with the process of applying for a discounted or free phone service.
CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION ASSISTANCE at LEON ACCESS
LEON ACCESS team works with state and federal agencies to assist eligible individuals with the application process to become a United States Citizen or Resident. This includes gathering information and completing the application to be submitted to immigration department.
FOOD STAMP PROGRAM at LEON ACCESS
The Food Assistance Program helps people with low-income, purchase healthy food. A food assistance household is normally a group of people who live together and buy food and cook meals together. If your household passes the Food Assistance Program’s eligibility rules, the amount of food assistance benefits you get depends on the number of people in your household and how much money is left after certain expenses are subtracted.
MEDICAID PROGRAM at LEON ACCESS
Medicaid provides medical coverage to low-income individuals and families. The state and federal government share the cost of the Medicaid program. Medicaid services in Florida are administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration.
Medicaid eligibility in Florida is determined either by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or the Social Security Administration (for SSI recipients).
DCF determines Medicaid eligibility for:
- Parents and caretakers relatives of children
- Pregnant women
- Former Foster Care Individuals
- Non-citizens with medical emergencies
- Aged or disabled individuals not currently receiving Supplemental Security
- Income (SSI)
TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM at LEON ACCESS
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) provides cash assistance to families with children under the age of 18 or under age 19 if full time secondary (high school) school students, that meet the technical, income, and asset requirements. The program helps families become self-supporting while allowing children to remain in their own homes. Pregnant women may also receive TCA, either in the third trimester of pregnancy if unable to work, or in the 9th month of pregnancy. Parents, children and minor siblings who live together must apply together. Some of the eligibility rules for this program are time limits, work rules, citizenship, and child support among others.