Chapter 4: Financial Assistance
Section 2: Department of Human Services
Help Paying Medicare Out-of-Pocket Expenses
These programs can help low income Medicare beneficiaries:
- Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB): Medicare recipients with very limited income and resources may qualify to have Medicaid pay their Medicare deductibles, premiums and copayments. Presently the income limit for an individual is $851 monthly, but this figure could change. Apply at your local DHS office.
- Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB): Medicare recipients with income up to $1,021 a month (current) can qualify to have Medicaid pay their Medicare Part B premiums. Apply at local DHS offices.
- Qualifying Individual (QI-1): Pays Medicare Part B premiums for individuals with incomes up to $1,149 monthly (current), and couples to $1,265 monthly (current). Apply at local DHS offices.
- Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) : QDWI pays recipients with incomes up to $1,702 monthly Medicare premiums and your Social Security benefit must have been stopped only because of your earned income.
To qualify for these programs you must also have very limited resources (the things you own and money you have available). Some things are not counted as resources, such as a person's home, car, furniture, some life insurance and burial plots.
Adult Abuse 800-522-3511
Child Abuse 800-522-3511
Child Support Customer Assistance 800-522-2922
North and West Oklahoma 800-522-1064
North and East Oklahoma 800-522-1075
Central and South Oklahoma 800-522-1086
Website link to other hotline numbers:
The Aging Services Division (ASD) helps develop systems that support independence and help protect the quality of life for older persons as well as promotes citizen involvement in planning and delivering services.
Adult Day Services
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Oklahoma Senior Corps Program
Oklahoma State Council on Aging
Older Americans Act (Title III)
Senior Community Services Employment Program
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
State Plan Personal Care
•ADvantage Program Information Bulletins
•ADvantage & Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Provider Report Cards
•Community Services Worker Registry
Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (State Supplemental Payment)
Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) provides small monthly checks to supplement SSI or other monthly income for aged, blind or disabled individuals whose monthly income is very low. For information contact your county office of the department of Human Services (DHS). The phone number for Family Support Services Division, which administers the AABD program, is 405-521-3076.
The AIDS Coordination and Information Services Program provides a central contact point for persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease and their families to obtain information on a variety of health care and social services needs.
Child Protective Services (CPS) are provided through Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) to identify, treat and prevent child abuse and neglect. The two purposes of CPS intervention are to protect the safety of children and to provide services to help families with any difficulties that cause the safety of their children to be at risk.
This program provides specialty services to children with special needs and their families. Included services are neonatal services, specialty services for children diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, formula for children with PKU, outreach clinics in rural areas and respite care services.
This division provides services to persons ages 3 and older who have a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities (mental retardation, an IQ of 70 or below). Persons served may also have other developmental or physical disabilities in addition to developmental disabilities.
Community Waiver includes a comprehensive array of services including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports. The Community Waiver provides services appropriate to the individual's needs. To apply call the area in which you live:
- Area I - 800-522-1064 - is Oklahoma City to include areas north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35, with offices in Enid, Okla., and Oklahoma City.
- Area II - 800-522-1075 - is the Tulsa Area to include areas to the north of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 35, with an office in Tulsa, Okla.
- Area III - 800-522-1086 - is Pauls Valley to include areas to the south of Interstate 40, with an office in Pauls Valley, Okla.
In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) allow individuals and families to select services necessary for each individual to remain in his or her own home or family home. Individuals on the IHSW are assigned to OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) case managers to assist them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.
Eligible children, ages 3 through 17, may receive up to $12,360 of services per year through the IHSW-Children. Eligible adults, 18 years or older, may receive up to $18,540 of services per year through the IHSW-Adult. These waivers are not cash payment programs and all services are provided through agencies contracting with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Guardianship services are available for people receiving waiver services and for people who are residents of the Resource Centers (Northern Oklahoma Resource Center at Enid, the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center at Pauls Valley, or the Robert M. Greer Center). Services include assessment of the need for a guardian, assistance in locating a family member or volunteer to serve as guardian and vouchers for attorney's fees for the establishment of a guardian.
Family Support Assistance payments - This is a cash payment program for families who are caring for children under age 18 at home. In this program, families can receive payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home. Families who meet the income eligibility may choose this cash payment in lieu of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW) Services. This program is funded through state dollars.
Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older and are provided community living services. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally funded program that provides financial assistance to approximately 182,000 Oklahoma low-income households each year to help them meeting the cost of home energy. All LIHEAP assistances are subject to available funding by the Federal government.
Contact the DHS Office of Client Advocacy if you have a complaint in one of the following areas:
•Minors in DHS custody
•Youth in voluntary care of DHS
•Hissom class members
•Other clients receiving services from the Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)
Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disabled Childrens Program
This program assists children from birth to age 18 who receive a Supplemental Security Income - Disability Payment (SSI) to receive assistance in getting needed equipment and services. This includes adaptive equipment and specialty formula for children from birth to age 18 and diapers from age 4 to age 18.
Click on web link to find local county offices and apply for services.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Familie (TANF) is a federally-funded program for children deprived of support because of a parent's death, incapacity, absence or unemployment.