If you’re not sure if you can get “General Supports For Living” to help pay your rent or utilities, simply enter your zip code in the Medicare Benefits Finder Quiz and discover if you can get help starting as soon as the first of next month.
“General Supports For Living” Is Not For Everyone
There is bad news: If you are in perfect health, you can’t get this benefit. “General Supports For living” are only available for the chronically ill.
CMS (the agency that administers the Medicare program) says, “Approximately two-thirds of Medicare enrollees have multiple chronic conditions.”
There are 15 different medical conditions that qualify you as chronically ill.
Is This Even Legal? What CMS says exactly: “General supports for living such as housing may be provided to chronically ill enrollees if the benefit has a reasonable expectation of improving or maintaining the health or overall function of the enrollee. General supports for living may be provided for a limited or extended duration as determined by the plan. The benefit may include plan-sponsored housing consultations and/or subsidies for rent or assisted living communities. Plans may also include subsidies for utilities such as gas, electric, and water as part of the benefit.”
Find Out If You Qualify
Most Americans don’t know about this benefit. It’s not your fault, nobody ever took the time to explain them to you.
Find out if you qualify to get help with your rent or utilities.