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Re: [IP] New to List - Need assistance

I have spoken to someone I know who is involved in the
MassHealth system and she advised that you consider
applying for disability yourself through MassHealth -
perhaps on the basis that your health will deteriorate
without the pump.  She advised that if you apply
before your current coverage terminates, you will
probably get to stay on MassHealth while they do the
disability evaluation, which she says takes about 90
days.  She also said it might be worth applying for
disability through Social Security, since MassHealth
must accept the Social Security determination if it's
in your favor.

You may already know all this, but I hope it helps.

--- "M. Kirkpatrick" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Greetings to all.
> I am new to the list and am in need of some
> assistance.
>  Through my son's growth period I was able to
> collect MassHealth, this state's
> Medicaid program as his dependant mother. We were
> successful in getting them to
> pick up the expense of my pump supplies for a number
> of years. Indeed I was a
> pioneer at Boston Medical Center to get their
> diabetes clinic to start a whole
> practiuce associated with those of us on the pump. I
> also helped set precedent
> to get the pump supplies a covered item with
> MassHealth.
>  With my son reaching age 19, I no longer qualify
> for MassHealth/Medicaid and
> they will no longer pick up the cost of my supplies
> for the pump. I am presently
> awaiting a review/appeal to see if I can do
> something with them but things don't
> look hopeful. Even then the wheels of government
> move slowly.
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