She is on wheelchair and her mind is not clear and needs some one to take care of her full time. How do I get help?

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I checked the web portal for Florida benefits for permanent residents.
Program Description
Florida Medicaid is the state and Federal partnership that provides health coverage for selected categories of people in Florida with low incomes. Its purpose is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.
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In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Florida, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.
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Hi igloo!
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I should mention that even after five years Medicare will have a higher premium than for long-term citizens, since your mother won't have paid into the system during her life.
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Igloo, your answer is just what I was thinking, though I wasn't sure. New immigrants don't qualify for Medicare, either, until they have been her five years. Lee, there is insurance available -- new immigrant health insurance -- that could be helpful. I don't know what the cost is, but I believe it is fairly affordable. You may also want to check to see if there is an affordable marketplace selection for your mother. I don't know how recent immigrants are handled on the marketplace, but I've heard there is some provision.
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You'd probably be looking to see what community based programs your states Medicaid has available.
You may have an issue as she just has a residency. She is not a naturalized citizen, correct? You need to find out if benefits require citizenship.

I'm first generation US on both sides (mom & dad). For my mom (came to US at 4)the Medicaid pending review determination by the NH required to show citizenship not just legal residency. My mom did her citizenship (as her siblings & my dad did also) during WW2 era & it was pretty proforma coordinated by their employers (as part of war effort).

If she is going to need citizenship, and can't do what is needed cognitively to do this, you may be entirely dependent to church & community organizations to help. Family may just have to pull together to care & finance your moms needs.
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