If you’re looking for financial help for disabled people, we’ve found 7 resources you need to know about.
You may be able to get help with a service animal.
Service animals can be expensive, but they provide essential supportive services for people with disabilities. We’ve found many programs that offer assistance with service animals, including PAWS 4 A Cure and others. For more information on getting a service animal free or cheap, check out our article at LowIncomeRelief.com.
You can open an ABLE account.
People with disabilities may be able to open a special tax-free ABLE Account. The balances in ABLE accounts are not supposed to count toward the asset limits for SSI, Medicaid, food stamps and other means-tested programs.
In order to be eligible, you will need to be blind or have a medical disability that occurred before age 26. You, your friends, and family can contribute up to $15,000 to the ABLE account every year.
You may be eligible for home modification grants.
Home modifications can make life with a disability much easier but they can also be very expensive. Fortunately, we’ve found dozens of providers who help with disability ramps, bathroom remodels and so much more. You can find a list of these disability modification grants in our home repair grant list at LowIncomeRelief.com.
You may be able to get help with your utilities.
If you need financial help for disabled people, then you definitely need to know about this! You may be able to get hundreds of dollars in help with your utilities every year through LIHEAP. Many people with disabilities qualify for this program and it can really help.
You may be eligible for cash grants.
If you have young children in your household, you may be able to qualify for TANF or Diversion Cash Assistance. These programs can put extra money in your pocket to help with your expenses.
You may be able to get help with health care expenses.
If you receive SSDI, you will be automatically eligible for Medicare after a 24-month qualifying period. If you are low income, you may also be eligible for health care assistance from Medicaid. You can be dual eligible for these programs, so check out our other video about how to make the most of those benefits.
You may be able to get help with food costs.
Food Stamps, also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides monthly money to help you purchase food. This program can offer hundreds of dollars in food assistance every month. And if you get food stamps, don’t forget to check out our list of over 600 freebies and deals you can get with an EBT card!
You may be able to get more financial help for disabled people.
There may be other resources available to help you. Don’t forget to check here for more resources!