Working With Arthritis / Disability
- Disability And Arthritis (32)
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- Medicare / Medicaid (18)
- Online Pharmacies (14)
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- Working with Arthritis
Disability Services - 61 Questions About Social Security Disability Services
Disability benefits and services are available to arthritis patients who qualify.
Disability Application - Response to Your Disability Application
How long did you wait for a response to your initial disability application? Was the response to your disability application favorable or unfavorable? Share your experience.
Financial Impact of Arthritis - Financial Impact
When we talk about arthritis, we usually discuss pain and physical limitations. But arthritis can have a broader impact than that, including a financial impact. Has arthritis had a financial impact on your life?
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have Difficulty Affording Medical Care
Rheumatoid arthritis not only causes bodily pain, it can also take a nasty bite out of your pocketbook, especially with new and expensive treatments.
Medicare 2006: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage / Drug Card
Starting January 1, 2006 Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage will be in effect. Private companies will offer Medicare prescription drug cards.
10 Tips For Slashing Prescription Drug Costs
Tips for controlling soaring prescription drug costs.
Social Security Disability - How To Apply Step-By-Step
Applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) can seem overwhelming. We make it easier by taking you though the process step-by-step.
Employee Benefits - Understanding Your Employee Health and Disability Benefits
It is important for you to understand the details of your employee health and disability benefits.
Can Food, Diet Foods or Weight-Loss Programs be Tax Deductible?
Rheumatologists often recommend arthritis patients control their weight. Can weight-loss programs and diet foods be tax deductible? Doctors also recommend a low-purine diet to treat gout. Can the cost of a doctor-recommended special diet be tax deductible?
Buying Medical Products Online
Be cautious when buying medical devices online.
When Are Pools, Spas and Other Home Improvements Tax Deductible?
The expense of some major home improvements (such as: pools, spas, elevators, lifts, ramps, etc.) "may" be tax deductible as medical expenses. How do you determine your medical expenses, if any, for the amounts you pay for these types of improvements or the special equipment you have installed in your home?
Can You Deduct Nonprescription Drugs or Supplements on Your Taxes?
What legally "is and isn't" tax deductible can often be confusing. What is the proper tax treatment of items such as, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, herbal remedies, nicotine patches, contact lens solution, bandages, toothpaste and other medical supplies?
Deducting Arthritis On Your Income Tax
A wide array of medical expenses are deductible. The diagnosis of arthritis expands the list of possible allowable deductions.
Applying For SSDI Benefits - A Self-Help Guide
A five-part Guide offering a practical approach to applying for Social Security Disability benefits written by a former disability determination specialist, who herself was a successful SSDI applicant.
Social Security Disability - Do You Qualify?
There is specific criteria which must be met to qualify for Social Security Disability Income.
How to Apply for Social Security Disability
Step-by-step advice to help you through the application process for Social Security Disability benefits.
Online Pharmacy - Convenient Cost Cutter?
The exorbitant cost of the new arthritis drugs have people scurrying around looking for cost-cutting alternatives. Are online pharmacies the answer?
Online Pharmacies: Safe Or Sorry?
Following an episode of "ER" the U.S. Pharmacopeia has issued some common sense guidelines for people considering use of an online pharmacy.
Canada's Cheap Drugs: To Buy Or Not To Buy?
It's a crisis situation to need medications and not be able to afford them. It has driven many people to look outside the United States for solutions, with Canadian pharmacies as a popular destination. The FDA warns us about the potential risk of buying drugs from other countries.
Americans have been crossing the border into Mexico and Canada to buy their prescription drugs for years, but the soaring cost of drugs has stirred new interest in border bargains.
Assistance Programs for Arthritis Drugs
Arthritis drugs are inaccessible to many people due to lack of insurance coverage or low income.
Who Should Consider Long Term Care Insurance?
Long term care is designed to provide you help with the services due to a long term illness or disability.
Affluenza: A Disease of Overconsumption
How to diagnose and treat the epidemic of affluenza. There's an epidemic sweeping the country. It's not your typical virus, but a highly contagious disease of overconsumption. Symptoms include: high debts, compulsive shopping, overwork, inability to delay gratification, obsession with externals, a sense of entitlement, wastefulness, and financial stress.
Basic Budget Worksheet
Print up this basic budget to assist you with budgeting.
Budgeting - First Step to Financial Success
The first step in personal financial planning is making a budget to control your day-to-day financial affairs.
Setting Financial Goals - Second Step In Personal Financial Planning
The second step in personal financial planning is choosing and following a course toward long-term financial goals.
Financial Safety Net - Third Step in Personal Financial Planning
The third step in personal financial planning is building a financial safety net to prevent financial disasters caused by catastrophic illness or other personal tragedies.
Ways to Save Money on Your Home Expenses
You can easily save thousands of dollars a year with very little effort by following even a few of the cost-saving measures. The more money-saving measures you adopt, the more money you'll save.
HIPAA Law and Regulations
The HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is concentrated in simplifying the health care system and ensuring security for patients.
How to Find Free or Low-Cost Senior Benefits
Many older adults are eligible for senior benefits ranging from health care coverage and discounts on prescription drugs to supplemental income to help pay utility bills. Many people are not aware of these programs and don't know how to apply.
Financial Stress: How it Affects You and What You Can Do
Research has shown that over half of all workers have money problems and that financial stress is linked to health problems.
Don't Buy Insurance You Don't Need
One important way to reduce your overall insurance costs is to avoid purchasing insurance policies that you do not need. The list of policies one may not need will be different for everyone because of the difference in individual risk.
Alternative Medicine: 12 Questions About Insurance Coverage
Health insurance companies and managed care organizations are becoming more open-minded about covering alternative medicine, fueled by consumer demand and a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits and cost-effectiveness.
Reverse Mortgages Help Older Adults Get Needed Cash
This little-known mortgage option requires careful planning.
How can a family of 5 survive on a meager disability income?
My husband is disabled, and we live off his meager Social Security Income. It may seem frightening to most people that a family of 5 can survive on his income of $875.00! Our rent is $525.00. We have learned a few things we can do to help this situation, from Stretcher.com.
Coping with a Financial Crisis
When you or someone you love gets unexpectedly sick or injured, life changes. And often we are not prepared, from Stretcher.com.
Trimming Down Your Health-Related Expenses
Four areas in which you can trim down your health-related expenses: prescription drugs, habits, eating, and exercise, from SimpleJoe.com.
Long-Term Health Care Insurance
Why buy long term health care insurance, from Stretcher.com
Medical Care for Less: One Families Solution
An executive in health care management gives a comprehensive and objective view of the health care system, from Stretcher.com
Reducing Hospital Bills
We are uninsured and the hospital bills look like they will be around $4,000. Has anyone ever successfully negotiated with a hospital for a lower bill when paying cash? Are there any money saving suggestions in general to help, from Stretcher.com
Inexpensive Resources for Special Needs Equipment
Our home will need massive remodeling to make it disabled accessible(ramps, wider doorways etc.) and we will need various pieces of equipment (hospital bed, rehab equipment etc.) How can we financially handle the task without spending a fortune. Where can corners be cut without sacrificing what is needed, from Stretcher.com