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Q: What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
A: Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage if you are 65+ or under 65 and have a disability, no matter your income. Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income. ... In certain cases, the programs will work together to provide you with health coverage and lower your costs.
Q: Who does OHA serve?
A: Our consumers are all Rhode Islander’s 55 + and all adults with disabilities.
Q: How do I apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)?
A: You can apply for SNAP through the Department of Human Services website.
Q: How do I get an ID?
A: Maybe you need a Voter ID, or maybe you need a State ID (or license). More information can be found here: RIDMV
Q: How do I report suspected elder abuse or self-neglect?
A: We can help, contact our Elder Protective Services unit at 401.462.0555.
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