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Cash assistance through the government, allows families to meet basic needs, such as food, water, shelter and protection from the elements. Some forms of cash assistance fund temporary, emergent needs, while others are established for long-term support services to those with chronic health concerns. Often, those that qualify for cash assistance are low-income and have restrictions on their ability to work.
Programs have specific eligibility requirements, stringent application processes, and timely renewal guidelines to follow. In some cases, programs quotas have been reached, and applicants are denied. Individuals who have been denied benefits urged to understand the reason for denial, dispute denials if necessary, and carefully follow procedures to reapply. The process, from application to cash disbursement, can be lengthy.
Following are cash assistance programs available to families, or individuals, touched by Cerebral Palsy. Eligibility requirements apply, read the story for details. For your convenience, we have created kits for anyone interested in obtaining the information for their files. Call MyChild™ at 1-(800) 692-4453 for a copy of the corresponding kit which not only includes the information available on this website, but also provides contact information for resources within the state in the United States, in which you reside.
Government assistance – also known as public assistance – is aid, service or supports that are provided to an individual by a government agency based on established criteria – income, disability, dependency or need, for example. Government resources come in the form of cash, food, services, shelter, technology, supports, and more.
- Cash Assistance: SSI, SSDI and TANF
- Child Care Assistance
- Education Assistance
- Employment Assistance
- Energy Assistance: LIHEAP, WAP and Others
- Health Care: Medicare
- Health Insurance: CHIP, Medicaid, and more
- Housing and Rental Assistance
- Nutrition Assistance: SNAP, WIC and more
- Safety and Protection