In History: Medicare and Medicaid Celebrates the 55th Anniversary

On July 30, 1965, Medicare and Medicaid programs were establish when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation them into law. This year marks the 55th anniversary of these important healthcare programs and they have continued to protect the health and well-being of millions of families, saving lives, and improving the economic security in the United States. To […]
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COVID-19 ADAP Update from the California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS

For all participants whose enrollment expired or was set to expire before August 30, 2020 ADAP & PrEP-AP has extended eligibility to August 31, 2020 OA-HIPP, EB-HIPP & MDPP enrollments have been extended through September 30, 2020 New ADAP applicants can reach out by phone or email to an enrollment worker Find an Enrollment Worker Site here […]
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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits With HIV/AIDS

If you have HIV or AIDS, and your symptoms have advanced and made it impossible for you to work and earn a living, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two different disability programs that offer monthly benefits to disabled workers. A medical guide, which is called the […]
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Check out the new ADAP Client Portal!

On September 3, 2019, the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS released the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Client portal. Using the portal, clients enrolled in ADAP can: View their client ID, enrollment site, enrollment worker contact information, eligibility status, and eligibility end date View the Insurance Assistance Program information if enrolled, including […]
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SSI Recipients Can Now Receive CalFresh Benefits

Beginning in June 2019, California residents receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) who also receive a State Supplementary Payment (SSP) can get CalFresh benefits. The SSP program was intended to replace the Food Stamp program (now known as CalFresh in California) for SSI beneficiaries when it was implemented in 1974. Over the years, the SSP benefit […]
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