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How will the money raised affect Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security and taxes?

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014 11:16AM CST
There can be many things to consider when navigating your loved one's care and we are happy to provide you with some resources that we think will help you get on the right track.

If you are concerned about tax procedures and/or implications for the beneficiary, check out our article on tax implications. Also, refer to IRS.gov for information about Gift Taxes.


In addition, beneficiaries on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI or other income-based support should check with a benefits specialist before depositing a GiveForward check. 


We find the following resources to be very helpful:

American Association of Retired Persons 
Find information on Medicare, Social Security and health care for people over 50. 
http://www.aarp.org/health/


National Cancer Legal Services Network
Find organizations that provide free legal help for people and families affected by cancer. 
http://www.nclsn.org


Patient Advocate Foundation
Offers legal and advocacy help and provides financial assistance information.
http://www.patientadvocate.org/

 

Medicare Government Site

http://www.medicare.gov/


Medicaid Government Site
Find your particular state's toll-free hotline.
http://www.medicaid.gov/


The United States Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov/


Cancer and Careers also provides a 'Taking Charge of Money Matters' Workshop. Call 1.800.ACD.2345 for information on the workshop's availability in your area.


*GiveForward is not authorized to give tax or legal advice, beneficiaries should always consult with a tax accountant or attorney if there is any question regarding the implications of the donations aggregated on GiveForward. 

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