Government

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 have experienced toxic exposures 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.

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Find information regarding health and retirement benefits following a change in job status. Also get guidance and tips for plan sponsors, fiduciaries, record keepers, and participants on best practices for maintaining cybersecurity and protecting retirement funds.

Federal Disability Benefits

Visit to access 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.

Healthcare.gov 

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act options available to you.

Health Insurance Resource Center:

This site provides Information on risk pools for the medically uninsurable, with a listing by state and how to contact them.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

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

Medicare

Medicare is a government health insurance program, the largest in the U.S.

National Cancer Institute

This site provides comprehensive cancer information from the principal U.S. agency for cancer research.

National Institutes of Health

This site provides 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.

 

Visit the following government resource sites for more information on health care, supportive services, and medical research.
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