Partners For Kids Partnering with Centauri Health Solutions (Centauri)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program designed to assist individuals that are both disabled and living in poverty. Starting in January of 2022, the monthly benefit to disabled children will increase to $842 for the purpose of meeting basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. It is estimated that in the Partners For Kids regions of Ohio alone, there are over 10,000 children that may qualify but are not receiving benefits because they are either unaware of the program or do not know how to apply.
To aid in this effort, Partners For Kids has partnered with Centauri Health Solutions (Centauri) to support the application process for our members who may be eligible for additional benefits through the SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs. Over the next few months, Partners For Kids will be contacting eligible members to share information about these additional benefits and that we partner with Centauri to work directly with patients to answer any questions, provide any additional information, and guide patients through the application process. To expedite this process, our outreach team will also be contacting community practices for updated contact information for these members. Providers will not be responsible for any additional follow up after Partners For Kids connects the patient with Centauri. The application process may take 6-9 months, in which Centauri will work with patients to answer any questions, provide any additional information, and guide patients through the application process. The process will start with Partners For Kids contacting eligible members to explain that they may be eligible for additional benefits through the Social Security Administration and that we have partnered with Centauri to support the application process for these benefits. If member agrees to move forward, Partners For Kids will offer to conference call Centauri, introduce the member, and leave them to work together on next steps. If the member is not ready to move forward at that time, Partners For Kids will leave Centauri’s number for the member to call at a later date.
Partners For Kids would like to thank you in advance for any support your teams provide in connecting patients to this benefit!
Published December 2021