Financial Resource Information
Depending on individual financial capabilities, some people with ALS may be eligible for certain government programs. The government provides three programs for people who are disabled and are unable to work:
Social security disability - eligibility and amount covered is determined by each individual's work history. Information can be obtained by contacting the nearest Social Security Office.
Supplemental security income - this program is based on the type of a person's disability and their income/assets. This is a program primarily for people who do not have a work history with Social Security. Information can be obtained by contacting the nearest Social Security Office.
Medicaid - the health insurance provided by the government for those who are eligible, based on a person's disability and their income/assets. Information can be obtained by contacting your county's Department of Human Services.