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An ADRC navigator can assist you in applying for and managing benefits that you may be eligible for.

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Benefits in Wyoming

ADRC Navigators help adults who have questions and issues with benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Food Stamps and health insurance. They can also screen you for eligibility and help you apply for benefits if you are unable to do so on your own.

The Wyoming Department of Health website provides useful information to:

  1. Find out if you are eligible and see if you qualify
  2. Apply for Benefits
  3. Check and Manage your existing benefits
  4. Renew your Benefits

The Wyoming Department of Family Services website provides information related to food assistance programs, including SNAP and Emergency Food and Commodity Assistance, and more.

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The SSDI program pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are “insured.” This means that you worked long enough – and recently enough – and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings. The SSI program pays benefits to adults and children who meet our requirements for a qualifying disability and have limited income and resources. While the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are different, the medical requirements are the same. If you meet the non-medical requirement criteria, monthly benefits are paid if you have a medical condition that’s expected to last at least one year or result in death. Visit https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/ for more information. The ADRC Navigator can assist with your application* if you are unable to either apply online or schedule an appointment with your local SSA office. *Wyoming 211 ADRC Navigators are certified through the Wyoming SOAR program to assist Wyoming residents who are experiencing a qualifying disability with the application completion process. Wyoming’s SOAR initiative is led by the Wyoming Department of Health, Behavioral Health Division.  It aims to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

Health Insurance and Medicare

Health Insurance Open Enrollment (November 15 – January 15) Enroll Wyoming is a FREE resource to help you navigate the ins and outs of the health insurance marketplace through specially trained, federally certified, local Navigators are available throughout Wyoming to help you understand the Health Insurance Marketplace, review coverage options with you, and help you enroll in the plan of your choice. For more information and assistance, please go to: https://enrollwyo.org/

Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7)

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage plans can change their premiums, deductibles, co-pays, formularies, & network providers every year.  Your opportunity to change plans is between October 15 – December 7 each year.  If you are looking for help navigating your options, the ADRC Navigator is HERE to Help!

Search for Private and Public Benefits

BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on Aging. However, it will link you to possible benefits and resources regardless of your age – it can be used by anyone. On this website, you can find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.