Financial Information – General

This section of The DRM WebWatcher links to web sites containing general information about organizations and services that provide financial information or assistance to people with disabilities. Additional information can be found under the specific topics listed in the Financial Information Index.
American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM)
Daily money managers (DMMs) provide personal business and social support assistance to clients who have difficulty in managing their personal monetary affairs. The AADMM is a membership organization for DMMs; its web site includes a list of active members.
Back to Basics
Disability Resources Monthly‘s overview of the key national and state agencies and organizations for people with disabilities includes numerous resources that can provide financial information or assistance.
Are you receiving all the help that you’re entitled to? Many Americans are missing out on valuable federal benefits programs, such as such as Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Weatherization, as well as state-administered programs such as pharmacy assistance, vocational rehabilitation, and in-home services. Though geared to seniors, this website can benefit any age adults with disabilities. A service of the National Council on Aging, it features an excellent, easy-to-use screening tool that can help visitors determine whether they are eligible for nearly 1,000 state and federal programs and provide instructions on how to apply for them.
Financial Caregiving: A Survival Guide
An article from the FDIC Consumer News on how to prevent and deal with potential money problems, even from a distance.
Patient Advocate Foundation
This national non-profit organization serves as a “liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.” The nicely designed web site contains information and links relating to current issues, cancer news and Info, patient resources, children’s resources, debt crisis intervention, job discrimination assistance, insurance Issues, and support. Be sure to check out the new state-by-state financial resources directory.
Sources of Financial Assistance for the Blind and Visually Impaired Persons
This listing from the American Council of the Blind covers medical, adaptive equipment and technology, educational scholarships, federal and state agencies, other resources.
The Small Business and Self-Employment Service
A Project of the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities located at the Job Accommodation Network, this web site contains resources related to self-employment and small business options for people with disabilities.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Family Assistance (OFA)
OFA oversees the “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)” program. TANF funding, which is distributed through the states, replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) programs in 1997. This web site provides extensive information about TANF, including links to State Welfare and Children and Families home pages.
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