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Financial Assistance and Support Services for People with Disabilities

Explore a wide range of programs and tools to help with housing, taxes, medical bills, service and emotional support animals, and more.

How Do I Get Help With My Medical Bills?

Learn how to find help from the government with medical bills and insurance options.

Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)

What help is available?

Medicaid and CHIP help with medical bills for kids whose families can't afford health insurance or can't get it through work. Learn more about eligibility and how to sign up for Medicaid and CHIP.

Social Security and Medicare

What help is available?

) offices help those on Social Security and Medicare find help. People over 65, people with disabilities under 65, and people with end-stage kidney disease are eligible for Medicare. Learn more about how to apply for Medicare.

Medicaid for Adults

What help is available?

You may qualify for Medicaid, a joint federal/state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income.

Am I eligible?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEach state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid for adults.

How do I apply?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEach state has different application requirements for Medicaid for adults. to see if you qualify and to learn how to apply.

Health Insurance Through the Health Insurance Marketplace

What help is available?

helps you find insurance options, compare care, learn about preventive services, and more. If your employer does not offer insurance, you're self-employed, or you want to buy your own insurance, you can get it through the Marketplace. The offers health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your family.

Am I eligible?

Everyone is eligible for health insurance through the Marketplace. You may also qualify for subsidies to help pay your premiums. If you’ve experienced a life change like childbirth or loss of a job, you may be able to make changes to your insurance in a .

How do I apply?

How you apply for a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace depends on what plan you choose. .

How do I complain or where do I call for extra help?

Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace's top questions section for more help with finding or applying for health care. To file a complaint, call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).

Is there anything else I need to know?

If you need more help getting or paying for medical care, try these resources:

  • Contact your state or local social services agencies to find out if you qualify for any health care programs in your area.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền offer free or low-cost medical services including prenatal care.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnContact research institutes like the and the They often list seeking participants for research on medical conditions.

  • Find out how you may be able to lower the cost of your prescription drugs and medical devices.

  • Charity care programs help uninsured patients who can't afford to pay their medical bills and don't qualify for government aid. The patient services department of your can help you find out if you're eligible. Reach out to the hospital before your medical service and explain your situation. If you don't qualify, the hospital may offer you a payment plan.

  • Learn about for people with limited incomes from:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLocal and state health programs

  • Government insurance plans

  • Dental schools

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnDental clinical trials

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou may qualify for to help with eye exams, surgery, prescriptions, or glasses.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf you are uninsured or underinsured and must seek emergency medical treatment:

  • The guarantees you can get an emergency medical evaluation even if you can't pay. Hospitals that get Medicare funding and provide emergency services must evaluate anyone who requests treatment. If your exam confirms that you have an emergency, including labor, they must stabilize you.
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  • Housing Choice (Section 8) voucher programs

  • Learn about eligibility, how to apply, and more for each of these programs.

    • You may also be eligible for a NED vouchers help people who are not seniors and have a disability get housing in a development set aside for seniors.

    Homeownership

    • If you’re buying a home, can help pay mortgage and homeownership expenses.

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền offers loans and grants to homeowners in rural areas who:

      • Remove health hazards

      • Make home modifications to accommodate a household member with a physical disability.

      • If you are a veteran with a service-connected or age-related disability, you may be eligible for a housing grant to build or modify a home for your needs.

    Independent Living Skills

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền can help you develop skills to live on your own with a disability.

    Contact your state to find out how its department of human services or disability office may be able to assist with:

    • Modifications

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHousing counseling

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLocating rental housing

    • Independent living skills

    How do I complain?

    You may need things like ramps, grab bars, or service animals. Housing providers cannot deny someone housing because of a disability. And they cannot refuse to make reasonable accommodations for a tenant with a disability. and if you feel that you’ve been a victim of housing discrimination.

    , dogs may qualify as service animals. In some cases, the ADA also recognizes miniature horses as service animals.

    Unlike service animals, emotional support animals do not typically perform specific tasks. Instead, they serve as companions to people with disabilities. They are not considered service animals under the ADA, but some state and local governments permit people to take them into public places.

    Apply for a Service Animal

    If you are thinking about getting a service animal, first contact your medical provider. Find out if your disability is covered under the ADA and whether you need a service animal. Your doctor can help provide medical documentation and find a training program. You can also explore a list of service animal programs online. Before deciding on a program, make sure you research each organization carefully.     

    Learn What Service Animals Do

    Common tasks include:

    • Guiding a person who is blind 

    • Alerting someone who is deaf 

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnAiding and protecting a person who is having a seizure 

    • Alerting a person with diabetes of high or low blood sugar 

    • Assisting someone in a wheelchair 

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnCalming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack   

    Learn Your Rights with Service and Emotional Support Animals

    Housing - By law, housing providers must allow the use of service or emotional support animals by people with disabilities. This ruling was enacted as part of the Fair Housing Act. .

    Public Spaces and Businesses - According to the ADA, service animals may go with people with disabilities in places where the public can go. This law applies to state and local governments, businesses, and nonprofits that serve the public. Under certain state and local government laws, you may bring emotional support animals into public places.. These questions involve rules about dealing with service animals, their handlers, and more.

    TravelXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền - The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) allows people with disabilities to travel with a service animal or emotional support animal. You may need documentation to .

    Learn About Service and Emotional Support Animals for Veterans

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnThe VA provides guide dogs for blind or visually impaired veterans. It also offers service dogs for veterans with other disabilities. Benefits include veterinary care and equipment through VA Prosthetics and Sensory Aids. . 

    Currently, the VA does not provide service dogs for veterans with mental disorders, such as PTSD. However, research is underway to see if dogs can help treat PTSD and its symptoms. .

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền . It can help you pay for education, housing, health, and other qualified disability expenses.

    Who Is Eligible for an ABLE Account? 

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnTo be the designated beneficiary (owner) of the account, you must be blind or have a medical disability which occurred before the age of 26.

    • You may open only one ABLE account.

    • You don’t have to open an account in the state where you live. ABLE accounts are not currently available in every state. However, you can open one in any state with an active ABLE program. .

    Contributing Funds Toward an ABLE Account

    Find out who can contribute to or benefit from an ABLE account. Or, learn about how recently enacted tax laws and regulations apply to ABLE Savings accounts.

    • The maximum annual contribution limit for your account is $15,000.

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou can exclude taxes on earnings and distributions (withdrawals) from the account. These deductions can help you pay for qualified disability expenses. 

    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnKeep in mind, the :

    • If you work, you can contribute your compensation toward your account along with the $15,000 limit. But, this additional contribution cannot be above the income.

    • You may for your contributions to your ABLE account.

    • Families can transfer or rollover funds from a 529 plan to an ABLE account. The account can benefit the account holder or another family member. This counts toward the $15,000 annual contribution limit.

    More Important ABLE Account Information

    , including:

    • Where you can open an ABLE account

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnWho can contribute to your account

    • Examples of qualified disability expenses

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHow other federal programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, can affect your account. 

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    Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLast Updated: March 16, 2021

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