This page is a collection of helpful links and websites relevant to coverage and services for the elderly and disabled. Please click on one of the following links to jump to the section you would like to view:

Obtaining Documentation
Tools
Government Websites
Other Websites

Obtaining Documentation

If you are missing any of the following documentation, you can obtain replacements by following the links below:

Birth Certificate
Marriage Record
Divorce Record
Death Certificate
Social Security Card
Social Security Awards Letter – You will need to create a mySocialSecurity account to access your Awards letter.
1099 from Social Security
Medicare Card
Green Card

Tools

The following is a collection of helpful tools from around the web relating to coverage, documentation, and services for the elderly and disabled:

MyMedicare – Create an account to access personalized information about your Medicare benefits and services.

Check Your Medicare Enrollment – This tool provides details on your current coverage including information on your Medicare Advantage plan (if you are enrolled in one) and even your Medicaid eligibility.

Find a Medicare Drug Plan – Find a Medicare drug plan that fits your needs with this tool from Medicare.gov.

Find a Medigap Policy – Original Medicare has gaps in coverage. Medigap policies provide supplemental coverage to help fill in these gaps. This tool provides an overview of the different policy types, their estimated costs, as well as a list of companies that provide each policy type in your area.

Is my test, item, or service covered by Medicare? – Find out if your test, item, or service is covered by Medicare with this tool from Medicare.gov.

IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Calculator – Calculate the required minimum distribution for your IRA with this tool from Investor.gov.

IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Calculator – Calculate the required minimum distribution for your IRA with this tool from T. Rowe Price.

IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Worksheet – Calculate the required minimum distribution for your IRA with one of these worksheets from the IRS.

MySocialSecurity – Manage your benefits, and obtain important information and documentation regarding your Social Security benefits with a mySocialSecurity account.

VA eBenefits Account – Access information, perform self-service tasks, and gain access to the National Resource Directory with a VA eBenefits account (available for Veterans, Service Members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers).

Government Websites

NY State Medicaid Reference Guide
NY State Lists of Home Care Agencies
NY Medicaid Choice (NY State’s vendor – not technically the government’s website)
Medicare
Social Security
Department of Veterans Affairs

Other Websites

The following websites are excellent sources of information on coverage, services, and planning for the elderly and disabled:

New York Health Access
Seniorlaw.com
Cutner.com
Elder Law Answers