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7 Easy Ways to Get Financial Help for Disabled People

7 Easy Ways to Get Financial Help for Disabled People

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 

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

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!

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Janice Villejoin

Monday 11th of July 2022

I have Multiple Sclerosis sence 2012. I have no income and I'm 62 going through a divorce. I have no income and Im not able to get disability because I havent worked sence 2007.I have many falls and I have siesures and on set migraine which knock me down unconscious. I have a 14 year old grand daughter I have court custody of and her and I are now living alone. How can I get free service with a medical device in case of a fall or emergency?

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 12th of July 2022

Hi Janice. If you contact your local Area Agency on Aging, they may be able to offer advice.

Tim Ballard

Saturday 16th of April 2022

I try and apply for help in Glasgow , Ky 42141 and get told I am to late , need whole page of water bill , and so on. I think it is sad being disabled and giving the run around over a water bill. Oh and I am made to go into the office, very high risk for Covid-19


Monday 18th of April 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Christian Seavello

Saturday 12th of February 2022

Hi, I am 95% quadriplegic, and my house was destroyed when I neighbors house burned down and my house was caught in the fire. That was two weeks ago, I lost all of my clothing all of my medical accessories that I use to make my life easier, my cell phone, the little bit of extra cash which I had and I kept on hand… I was helped from the house by a neighbor through the smoke of the fire barely escaping wearing only my pajama shorts and a T-shirt, no shoes, it was devastating. I received some money from the Red Cross, and have spent every other sand in my checking account for my disability monthly payment. I am still in desperate need of hundreds more dollars to be able to purchase my medical needs accessories and getting a new cell phone has been ridiculous. I don’t have one. Any help is greatly appreciated


Tuesday 15th of February 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Joyce Colella

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Need to get life alert system, nc due to multiple comorbidies, history of falls.


Thursday 9th of December 2021

The organizations in our list should be able to help you with this, but unfortunately Low Income Relief does not provide gifts, food or funds directly. You will need to contact the organizations in this list for assistance or chat with Lira! She should be able to help,