Navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Center for Medicare Advocacy

A nonpartisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and necessary health care.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This agency administers Medicare (available to Americans over 65 years old) and Medicaid (available to economically challenged individuals).

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service do not have to prove a connection between their myeloma and service to be eligible to receive VA health care and disability compensation.

Federal Disability Benefits

Help with applying for disability benefits, and finding a job, health care, or accessible housing.

Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is responsible for regulating the safety of food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, cosmetics, radiation-emitting products, and tobacco products.

Health Care Reform

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act options available to you, and how the law specifically applies to you.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist with energy costs.

Medicare Consumer Guide

An e-HEALTH overview of Medicare plans, Medigap, and Part D coverage.

Medicare

A government health insurance program, the largest in the U.S.

National Cancer Institute

Comprehensive cancer information from the principal U.S. agency for cancer research.

National Institutes of Health

Information on health and NIH institutions. The NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

Securing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits

This link provides information to help you determine if you qualify for SSDI and how and when to apply.

Social Security Disability Application

Apply online for disability benefits.

State Health Insurance Program for Seniors

SHIP is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. SHIP is an independent program funded by Federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry.

State Insurance Information

National Organization for Rare Disorders has state-by-state insurance information and resources.

Veterans Against Myeloma

IMF resources for veterans seeking information about myeloma and guidance through the process of applying for VA benefits, including disability.

 

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