9 Valuable Benefits Seniors Don’t Realize They Can Get

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3) Therapeutic Shoes for Diabetics

If you’re diabetic and eligible for Medicare Part B, you might qualify for reduced cost therapeutic shoes. To qualify for this benefit, you’ll need to be under the care of a doctor for diabetes and serious foot problems. Some of the foot problems that qualify include ulcers, calluses that could lead to ulcers, deformities, nerve damage, or poor circulation. If you qualify, Medicare will cover 80 percent of the cost of one pair of therapeutic shoes and three inserts. To get this benefit, you’ll have to first get a prescription from your doctor or podiatrist for therapeutic shoes. Then, you’ll have to take this note to a podiatrist or a licensed specialist who participates in the Medicare program. There, the podiatrist or specialist will make a pair of shoes that will perfectly fit your feet.

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