Social Security Administration (SSA): www.ssa.gov
1-800-772-1213 or Eureka office 1-866-828-1991 (M-F, 9:00-4:00) or Del Norte office 707-465-5943
Information on Medicare eligibility and enrollment, Extra Help subsidy programs, Social Security benefits, change of address for Medicare or Social Security and Medicare card replacement.
Medicare Official Government Website: www.medicare.gov
Information on Medicare, Medigap policies, Medicare Advantage plan options, prescription drug assistance programs and other Medicare-related issues.
California Health Advocates: www.cahealthadvocates.org
Provides information and resources on Medicare.
California Department of Aging: www.aging.ca.gov
1-916-419-7500 The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State.
California Department of Insurance: www.insurance.ca.gov/0150-seniors/index.cfm
Senior consumer information, including sample rates for Medicare Supplement Plans, and which companies sell which type of policies.
Senior Medicare Patrol Resource website: www.smpresource.org
Consumer information about preventing Medicare fraud and abuse.
1-800-434-0222 Report suspected Medicare fraud, waste and abuse
Needy Meds: www.needymeds.org
Find help with cost of prescription medicine
Partnership for Prescription Assistance: www.pparx.org
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
Disability Benefits 101: www.disabilitybenefits101.org
Working with disabilities in CA – gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.
California Statewide Automated Welfare Services: www.c4yourself.com
Apply online for benefits with food stamps, cash assistance or medical.
Department of Health & Human Services – Social Services
Del Norte 707-464-3191
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