BENEFITS COUNSELING

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VeryHuman's
Office Hours

BENEFITS COUNSELING

Monday-Tuesday;
Thursday-Friday

10:00am to 6:00pm
* Closed for lunch from 1:00-2:00pm

Wednesday
2:00pm to 6:00pm
 

what is benefits counseling?

Our Benefits Counselors help answer questions about public and private benefits.

Specifically, VeryHuman's Benefits Counseling team:

  • Focuses on community education by helping members understand the importance of medical screenings
  • Educates individuals on government and private programs that may be available to the individual
  • Assists our members in filling out program application forms
  • Makes referrals to other agencies and organizations that can help our members
  • Advocates for our members when it seems they are not being treated fairly
  • Initiates requests for reconsideration and/or appealing denied benefits claims

 

Who can receive benefits counseling services?

Benefits Counseling is available to persons with disabilities (medical diagnosis required), individuals age 60 and over who live in: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, or Ventura County.

We also assist undocumented immigrants living with HIV/AIDS. 

 

What topics do Benefits Counselors have information about?

  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
  • Covered California (Covered CA) insurance
  • Eyecare
  • Food stamps
  • Housing (transitional, temporary, and permanent)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Office of AIDS. Health Insurance Premium Payment (OA-HIPP)
  • Prescription drug assistance
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) assistance
  • Rider Relief Program
  • Social Security benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)