Q: My mother-in-law is 62 and has been denied Medicaid. She is diabetic and is in need of medical attention she has been here for 10 years. That is not right for a person who is sick and cannot get Medicaid.
A: More information is needed. Generally, she cannot qualify for Medicaid until she is 64, blind, or disabled. Medicaid is a welfare program so your mother would have to qualify for welfare. You can file for Social Security disability, but I am not sure if diabetes alone will qualify. You need to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney .