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Allsup
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A nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and workers’ compensation services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Delivers specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible.

BenefitsCheckUp
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Take a quick online questionnaire, and this website sponsored by the National Council on the Aging will tell you what federal and state benefit programs you may be eligible for and how to apply for them.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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A Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.

Disability Benefits 101
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Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits. DB101 brings together rules for health coverage, benefit, and employment programs that people with disabilities use. These programs may be administered by the state, the federal government, or private organizations.

Families USA
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National, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans.

Federal Communications Commission: Lifeline Assistance and Link-Up America
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Provides discounts on basic monthly service and initial installation or activation fees for telephone service at the primary residence to income-eligible consumers.

Federal Consumer Information Center
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Provides information and links to resources relating to Social Security and other Federal programs.

Foundation for Health Coverage Education (FHCE)
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Offers access to free or low-cost health coverage with a toll free US Uninsured Help Line; a free downloadable quick-reference guide to public and private health care options in every state and a state by state health insurance application and enrollment database.

GovBenefits.gov
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A partnership of Federal agencies that seeks to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. Also seeks to use the Internet to connect citizens to government benefit program eligibility information, increase access to information, particularly for people with disabilities, reduce expense and difficulty of doing business with the government, and continue to add programs to become the single source for Federal, state, and local government benefit programs.

Jeanette Rankin Foundation – Women’s Education Fund
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A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding grants to, low-income women, ages 35 and older.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
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Works to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.

Keeping Medicare and Medicaid When You Work, 2005: A Resource Guide for People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Their Advocates
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Helps to explain the program rules for Medicare and Medicaid with regard to work. Medicare and Medicaid have come to play important roles in the lives and the futures of roughly 20 million children, adults, and seniors with disabilities - and this guide gives people with disabilities new information to help them get the most from these programs.

Medicare
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The Official U.S. Government Site for people with Medicare, providing resources and information regarding federally sponsored healthcare coverage.

National Association of Health Underwriters
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Educates the public and decision-makers about the value health insurance professionals deliver in helping consumers access the health care system and, through education and association involvement, increases members' ability to better serve consumers.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
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Provided by PhRMA and its 48 member pharmaceuticals companies, this site helps consumers find patient assistance prescription drug programs for which they may qualify.

PASS Plan
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Allows a person with a disability to set aside otherwise countable income and/or resources for a specific period of time in order to achieve a work goal. Any person who receives SSI benefits,or who might qualify for SSI, or any person receives SSDI(or a similar benefit) and could qualify for SSI, may be able to have a PASS. There is no limit to the number of successful PASS plans a person may use in a lifetime.

Rebuild Hope
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A database of organizations provide critical services to disabled OIF/OEF veterans and their families nationwide.

Right to Know
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A network of approximately 80 consumer and specific disease organizations representing hundreds of thousands of patients across the country. Members share a common need – access to quality information on health care plans to make informed consumer choices.

Social Security Online
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Official Web site of the Social Security Administration.

    Disability Programs
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    Provides information about the two programs that pay benefits to people with disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Also offers information about how to apply for benefits, how Social Security defines disability, and much more.

The Desk
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Information about Medicaid for people with cognitive disabilities.

Ticket to Work
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Seeks to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.

United States Health Resources and Services Administration
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The primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

US Administration for Children & Families: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
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Assists low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs.

 
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