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Patient Advocate Foundation

Provides mediation between patients and their employers and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis relating to the patient's condition.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Provides information about how qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage can get the medicines they need for free or nearly free through patient assistance programs. The website and hotline offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including nearly 200 offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Needy Meds

A non-profit organization that provides online information to those who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. Website provides information about prescription assistance programs for specific medications and diseases, as well as government programs.

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

An online resource that defines the role of a long-term care ombudsman and how he/she can help families of nursing home residents. It also includes a state-by-state directory of long-term care ombudsmen.

National Center on Elder Abuse

Offers an online State Resource Directory for Elder Abuse Prevention which includes helplines and hotlines to report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Also includes state laws and regulations that protect older adults.

National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO)

Provides assistance in obtaining veterans' benefits and answers questions regarding rules and regulations concerning veterans. Wesbite provides directory of Veteran Service Officers across the country.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Provides an online directory of its members to locate attorneys that deal with legal issues affecting elderly and disabled adults, including
- Public benefits
- Probate and estate planning
- Guardianship and conservatorship
- Health and long-term care planning

Medicare Rights Center

Nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to people with questions or concerns about Medicare. Information is provided about Medicare drug coverage, health plan options, and rights and benefits. Assistance is available online or by a telephone hotline.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

LSC, also called Legal Aid, is a government resource that provides legal assistance to low income Americans. The LSC provides an online listing of member organizations that provide free legal assistance to eligible clients.

LawHelp.org

Provides online directory of nonprofit legal services providers throughout the country.

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