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Financial Resources for People with Disabilities

Wallet with an x on itThe following are resources that can help people with disabilities find financial assistance for their various needs.

 

In an Emergency Situation:

Contact the Federal Government in your area for emergency Food Stamps, Emergency Housing, Medicaid (health insurance), Financial Assistance with electrical or heating bill. Apply early because the process takes a while.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI)
You must be disabled for at least five-months you will receive your first check on the sixth-month. After one year of receiving payments you will be eligible for Medicare.

Department Of Rehabilitation Services by State

State Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Eldercare Locator, and Centers for Independent Living
These agencies assist in finding long term supports and independent living resources for older adults and people with disabilities. Listings by State

2-1-1 Resource Search
2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about your local 2-1-1 resources by visiting the site

Business Resources for Disabled People
http://www.business.gov/industries/disabled-people/
Information on Starting a Business

Freedom Disability
www.freedomdisability.com
Free Social Security disability advocates.

The Abilities Fund
Committed to the economic advancement of people with disabilities and devoted to the fullest expression of their entrepreneurial spirit in all its diversity, strength and boundless originality.

Angel Food Ministries
www.angelfoodministries.com/default.asp
A non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States.

American Action Fund
www.actionfund.org
"The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is a service agency which specializes in providing to blind people help which is not readily available to them from government programs or other existing service systems.

Charity Cars, Inc.
www.800charitycars.org
The Original 1-800-Charity Cars leads the nation in providing donated vehicles to struggling families.

Childrens Liver Association for Support Services
www.classkids.org
An organization dedicated to addressing the emotional, educational and financial needs of families with children affected by liver disease and transplantation.

Corporate Angel Network
www.corpangelnetwork.org
Aim to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business.

HeatShare
www.angelfire.com/mn/hshare
HeatShare is a last resort for many who have no other resouces available to see them through the winter.

Meals on Wheels
www.mealcall.org
Find Meals-on-Wheels Senior Centers Congregate Meal Programs

NeedyMeds
www.needymeds.org
Non-profit organization that assist you finacially if you are not able to afford medicine or a healthcare cost.

Patient Advocate Foundation
www.patientadvocate.org
They work with persons with life-threatening, debilitating, and chronic illnesses and disabilities to ensure their financial stability is preserved.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
http://www.cccsstl.org/
Non-profit organization that offers budget management and free or sliding scale fee classes. Offers special assistance to the disabled.

Automobiles and Adaptive Equipment for Disabled Veterans and Service members Grant
http://www.vba.va.gov/VBA/benefits/factsheets/
Provide financial assistance for veterans with disabilities. Up to $11,000 for qualified veterans to purchase a car or for special adaptive equipment for the car.

Disability.gov
The federal government's website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.

DisabilityBiz.org
Part of a nonprofit organization that provides holistic resources and consulting services to people with disabilities who are starting up or running a small business.

Emergency Relief for Wounded Veterans
https://www.nrd.gov/family_and_caregiver_support/financial_information_and_assistance/emergency_relief

Friends of Man
www.friendsofman.org
Friends of Man provides the needy with Food, Clothing, Medicine, Prostheses, Wheelchairs, Eyeglasses, etc.

Grants for Persons with Disabilities
www.fdncenter.org
www.fundsnetservices.com

HeatShare
www.angelfire.com/mn/hshare
HeatShare is a last resort for many who have no other resouces available to see them through the winter.

 

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
An electronic gateway of procurement information for and about small businesses.

Give
www.give.org
List of national charities and their annual reports (if made available). If you have a charity which you need to contact or donate to; this list is updated regularly.

Grants.gov
www.grants.gov
Your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.

American Action Fund
www.actionfund.org
Assist blind and deaf-blind persons in securing reading matter, to educate the public about blindness, to provide specialized aids and appliances to the blind, to give consultation to governmental and private agencies serving the blind, to offer assistance to those losing vision in their later years, to offer services to blind children and their parents, and to work towards improving the quality of life for the blind and deaf-blind.

Caring Voice Coalition
www.caringvoice.org
Empowering patients and disabled persons by providing financial assistance, insurance education and counseling, and a patient support program.

Travis Roy Foundation
www.travisroyfoundation.org
Dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible.

Wounded Warrior Resource Center
www.woundedwarriorresourcecenter.com
Connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. Provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.


 

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