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My cousin is handicap, my aunt suffers from Alzheimer's; they both receive SSI.

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I believe SSI in this case refers to Supplemental Security Income because the persons never worked in this country to pay into Social Security. It is based upon low income, automatically qualifies one for MediCal. The doctor fills out some of the paperwork.
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Yes. See an SSI benefits counselor or social worker at your nearest Area Agency on Aging, as gladimhere suggested. These agencies are often combined with the services of your local senior center. Doing searches, I have seen senior centers specializing in specific cultures, such as Asian, for one example. I think what you would have is called an In Home Supportive Services person, or IHHS.
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Call the Area Agency on Aging, they may have some suggestions for you to try. AAA is a wonderful resource for all things elderly.
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they have never work in this country or married
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? Are they on Medicaid? Were they married to a serviceman that was enlisted during war time? There is a benefit available to spouses of servicemen call "Aid and Attendance". From the sounds of it, they may qualify, and are of the generation where many men and women served our country during wartime. Check with the Veteran's Administration.
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