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In what states do people on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) get dental help?

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Supplemental Security Income or SSI is provided for all states. It pays a monthly income to eligible individuals who are unable to earn an income because of a serious medical problem, condition or disability. Those who are eligible for SSI are also eligible for Medicaid. There are some instances where Medicaid covers dental coverage. It really depends on the state since the state is the one that decides which benefits it wants to offer to those eligible for SSI and Medicaid.

As of this writing, those under 21 years of age and are on Medicare can avail of dental services. Others offer basic dental care to those over 21 years old.

Those who are over 21 years old and who life in Arizona, Alaska, Maine, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming can avail of emergency dental care, as well as emergency dental surgery.

Those who are residents of Georgia, California, Indiana, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington provide more dental services. However, these services vary per state, as well as whether co-payments are required. These are mainly cleanings, dental check-ups and other preventive dental care treatments.

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