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Government Aid & Money - No Grants Needed
Part 3: Healthcare Related Assistance
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Part 1: No Grants?
Part 2: Small Business
Part 3: Healthcare
Part 4: Work/Career
Part 5: Home/Housing
Part 6: Food/Nutrition
Part 7: Child/Family

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Federal Resources

Social Security Administration - Disability Insurance Program (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal government benefit program providing cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter to persons who are blind or otherwise disabled and have little or no other income.

SSA - Office of Employment Support Programs (Ticket to Work)
A new service of the SSA dedicated to promoting the employment of Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities.

Social Security Information - call Toll Free 1-800-772-1213 - 7 am - 7pm Monday through Friday. TDD call Toll Free 1-800-325-0778 - 7 am - 7pm Monday through Friday.

Medicare Program
Medicare is a Health Insurance Program for people 65 years of age and older, some disabled people under 65 years of age, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).

Medicare Eligibility
Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you or your spouse worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment and you are 65 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. You might also qualify for coverage if you are a younger person with a disability or with chronic kidney disease.

Medicare Information - Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

Health Insurance for Children - How to Apply
Under the federal Insure Kids Now program, each state has a program to help qualifying working families get low-cost or even free health insurance for their children. Find out more and how to apply from your About Guide.

Veterans Administration - Health Benefits & Services
The VA provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to its customers. Our goal is to share information about these benefits and services to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the care you need.

Local Resources
Call your city or county offices first (or check their Web sites). Look for departments like Human Services, Health Services, or Social Services. Also check with local hospitals and public clinics.

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