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WV Bureau of Senior Services working with flood victims on Medicare and other issues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Medicare beneficiaries who have lost items in the recent floods that were Medicare related such as Durable Medical Equipment (wheelchairs, oxygen, etc.) or prescription medications may want to check with the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services about available assistance. 

The Bureau of Senior Services – through its many programs – may also be able to help beneficiaries who needed to enroll into Medicare prescription or Advantage coverage during this time but have not been able to enroll due to the more pressing concerns related to the flooding. 

The Bureau of Senior Services may be able to help with the process of replacing these items through Medicare or help get someone enrolled retroactively into coverage by reaching out to its regional centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) office. 

West Virginia’s Aging and Disability Resource Network counselors have assisted several consumers this week with accessing flood clean-up assistance and referrals for supplies.   Residents needing this type of assistance should call 1-877-987-3646 or 304-558-2357

For more information, contact the WV Bureau of Senior Services, 1900 Kanawha Blvd East, Charleston, WV 25305, or 1-877-987-3646.

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