Disability.gov’s Guide to Financial Help for Low-Income Individuals and Families

In addition to Social Security disability benefits, there are many government and nonprofit organizations that help low-income individuals and families pay for their basic needs, such as food, housing, electricity and medications. To find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive, use the Benefit Finder on Benefits.gov.

Disability.gov’s Benefits section provides a broad range of resources to help low-income individuals and families. In addition, we have developed this guide to connect you to programs, services, government agencies and organizations that can help you find financial assistance in your community.

Here are a few “quick links” to get you started:

  1. Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
  2. Apply for Help Paying for Food
  3. Apply for Help Paying Heating or Electric Bills
  4. Learn How to Get Help Paying Your Phone Bill
  5. Find Your Local Community Action Agency
  6. Find out about Unclaimed Money from the Government

The guide is divided into the following sections. Select the section you’re interested in for more information:

I want help paying for:

Find organizations and government agencies that can help. For information on disability benefits read “Disability.gov’s Guide to Disability Benefits.”

Note: Disability.gov cannot take applications for disability benefits or other assistance programs. You must contact the government agency or organization in charge of the program or service.

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