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Public Benefits Program

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ThePublic Benefits Program helps people resolve problems they experience with programs administered by the Missouri Department of Social Services, including, but not limited to, Blind Pension/Supplemental Aid to Blind, Childcare, Food Stamps, MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (Medicaid) ) including Medicaid spend-down, Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB), Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB), Medicaid – Waiver Home and Community Based Services Programs, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF cash welfare benefits – previously known as AFDC).

The Public Benefits Project can help you if:

  • You need representation in an administrative hearing before the Missouri Department of Social Services in a matter involving public benefits;
  • You have problems with any of the programs administered by the Missouri Department of Social Services;
  • You have been denied Medicaid benefits;
  • You have questions about your Medicare Part B or D benefits; or
  • Your food stamps have been denied or terminated.

We also provide counsel and advice regarding public benefits matters and conduct community education presentations in our areas of expertise.

Staff

  • Lucas Caldwell-McMillan, Managing Attorney
  • Jamie Rodriguez, Program Director
  • Lindsay Antalick, Office Manager
  • Kareema Aziz, Public Benefits Specialist
  • Pinky Hunter, Public Benefits Specialist

To open a printable pdf version of the Program Brochure, please click here.

 

Other Helpful Resources

  • Click here to locate a federally-qualified health center that serves low-income clients that lack health insurance.
  • Click here to learn more about the Medicaid Program and print out a Medicaid application.
  • Click here to learn more about the Food Stamp Program, screen yourself for eligibility and print out a Food Stamp application.