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Are There Lupus Financial Assistance Resources That Can Help Me?

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Updated July 03, 2014

Question: Are There Lupus Financial Assistance Resources That Can Help Me?
Answer:

Yes. If you have lupus and are in need of financial assistance, there are a number of avenues you can explore. It's important to note, however, that there is never a guarantee that you'll be eligible for these programs or that they will suit your specific need. That said, they're worth looking into.

The State Department of Insurance website houses information that can guide you through the insurance process and help you select a policy that is right for you and your disease.

The Lupus Federation of America can provide you with information on how to locate financial aid and services. You can also contact your county Department of Social Services, which can help you pinpoint valuable services and resources in your area.

These three Federal government websites are designed to help individuals identify federal programs for which they may be eligible for financial aid:

The Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) may be able to help you with your medicine costs. The organization has a directory of companies that participate in PhRMA's patient assistance programs, including the medications they cover and eligibility criteria.

Source:

Lupus Questions. Lupus Foundation of America. June 25, 2008.

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