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Financial Assistance and Support Services for People with Disabilities

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtExplore 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?

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtLearn how to find help from the government with medical bills and insurance options.

Medicaid and CHIP (Health Care for Children)

What help is available?

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides help with paying medical costs for children of families who cannot afford health insurance or don't get it through their 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 MedicaidKết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income from the .

Am I eligible?

Each state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid for adults.

How do I apply?

Each 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 are self-employed, or you prefer to purchase your own insurance, you and your family can get health, dental, and vision insurance through the .

Am I eligible?

Everyone is eligible for health insurance through the Marketplace. You may also qualify for subsidies to help pay your premiums. runs from November 1, 2018, to December 15, 2018. If you’ve experienced certain life changes, like loss of a job or childbirth, you may be eligible to make changes to your health insurance in a .

How do I apply?

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtHow 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 additional 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.
  • offer free or low-cost medical services including prenatal care.
  • Research institutes including the and the often list and studies that are seeking participants for research on medications and certain 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 your from local and state health programs, government insurance plans, dental schools, and dental clinical trials for people with limited incomes.
  • You may qualify for to help with eye exams, surgery, prescriptions, or glasses.

If you are uninsured or underinsured and must seek emergency medical treatment:

Under the , you're guaranteed access to an emergency medical evaluation, even if you can't pay. The act requires hospitals that receive Medicare funding and that provide emergency services to evaluate anyone who comes to their emergency room and requests treatment. If the evaluation confirms that you have an emergency medical condition, including active labor, they are then required to provide stabilizing treatment for you regardless of your ability to pay.

  • Housing Choice (Section 8) voucher programs

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

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou 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

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIf you’re buying a home, can help pay mortgage and homeownership expenses.

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt offers loans and grants to homeowners in rural areas who:

      • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtRemove health hazards

      • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtMake 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

    • 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

    • Housing counseling

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtLocating rental housing

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIndependent 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.

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt , 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

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtCommon tasks include:

    • Guiding a person who is blind 

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtAlerting someone who is deaf 

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtAiding and protecting a person who is having a seizure 

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtAlerting a person with diabetes of high or low blood sugar 

    • Assisting someone in a wheelchair 

    • Calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack   

    Learn Your Rights with Service and Emotional Support Animals

    HousingKết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt - 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 BusinessesKết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt - 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.

    Travel - 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

    The 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. . 

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtCurrently, 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. .

    . It can help you pay for education, housing, health, and other qualified disability expenses.

    Who Is Eligible for an ABLE Account? 

    • To 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

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtFind 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.

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou can exclude taxes on earnings and distributions (withdrawals) from the account. These deductions can help you pay for qualified disability expenses. 

    Keep 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.

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtYou 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

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtWho can contribute to your account

    • Examples of qualified disability expenses

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtHow other federal programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid, can affect your account. 

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    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtLast Updated: November 30, 2020

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