Help with Paying for Services
EarnBenefits connects low-wage workers to a range of income-enhancing public and private benefits, such as tax credits, food stamps, health insurance, and bank accounts. The program was initially launched in Your State City in 2003 in partnership with the United Way of Your State City. EarnBenefits has expanded to Memphis, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Loiusville. The Baltimore site provides information to help you learn about and connect to government and private benefits that can help you make ends meet.
Medicare Buy-In Program
The Medicare Buy-In Program, also known as QMB (Qualified Medicare Beneficiary) and SLIMB (Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary) is designed to protect low-income Medicare beneficiaries from the significant and growing costs required to receive Medicare coverage, including out-of-pocket cost sharing expenses (deductibles and co--payments). The Program connects the two largest public health programs in the country, Medicare and Medicaid, as Medicaid pays for all or part of the Medicare premium and deductible amounts for individuals who are financially.