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Self Help, Inc. becomes MOSAA certified provider

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By Special to the Monitor

Self Help, Inc., a United Way Agency, has become a certified Medicaid On-Site Application Assistance (MOSAA) provider — the only certified provider in Los Alamos County.
Previously, those applying for Medicaid coverage had to drive to the Human Services office in Española or await a representative to come into Los Alamos, now there is the option to stay in town and make an appointment with Self Help to complete the application.
This added capability stays within Self Help’s mission to assist those in need living in Northern New Mexico and help to create lasting solutions.  
There are two Medicaid-eligible categories that Self Help is credentialed to certify:  children younger than 19 from low-income families and presumptive eligibility (short-term Medicaid coverage for those with critical needs).
Children have two tiers of qualification: those whose families make 185 percent or less of the federal poverty guideline (FPG) and those whose families make between 185 percent and 235 percent of the FPG. For instance, a family of four could make up to $4,300 per month and their children would qualify for Medicaid coverage.
To complete the interview and application an individual or family needs proof of income for the previous month, children’s ages, verified copies of residence or immigration (if applicable) and legal identity (such as driver’s license), Social Security numbers, existing health insurance cards (if applicable) and documentation of cost of their childcare (if applicable).
Completed applications will be processed within 45 days by the state.
Please contact Self Help, Inc.’s office at 662-4666 to set up an appointment or to ask any questions about MOSAA.