Public Benefits

Public Benefits


Client Story

Taylor (not her real name) is a young girl with a severe condition and risk for brain damage and death. Medicaid would not pay for the best medicine because it was not labeled for the condition Taylor has, so her grandfather dipped into his retirement funds to pay for her medicine but could not continue to do so. After Taylor’s mother called MLSA, attorney Bob LaRoche confirmed with Taylor’s doctors that the medication was the best to help her and contacted experts across the country for support for using the medicine to treat Taylor’s condition. With that evidence, Bob convinced Medicaid to cover Taylor’s medicine, Taylor's family can now afford her treatment, and Taylor has a brighter future ahead of her. Taylor and her mother brought Bob homemade cookies in thanks, and he said they were the best he’d ever tasted.


Our Work

Attorneys at MLSA work to protect your access to public benefits. We advocate for issuance and continuation of essential benefits and provide information, advice, brief services or full representation for our clients. Due to the number of applicants and complexity of cases, we cannot provide full representation to all clients and applicants.

Nurse with patientWe provide assistance statewide on federal and Montana administered programs:

  • Food Stamps (SNAP)
  • TANF (Welfare)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Social Security (SSDI, SSI)
  • Veterans Benefits

 


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