January Articles 2021

In the News

Research News and Progress by the NMSS

1) We’ve come so far   
2) Recent progress and new leads    
3) Latest research news

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VA Benefits for MS

Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence - VA Benefits
VA Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis: * Service-Connected Benefits for MS * Non-Service-Connected Benefits for MS * Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service Program * Housing * Automobile * Clothing * Guide Dog * Orthotic and Prosthetic Services * Aid and Attendance
Extended Care: * Skilled Home Health Care * Home Health Aide Care * Respite Care
Additional Information: * VA Compensation * VA Pension * VA Benefits

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MRI Help

MSAA MRI Access Fund

You may be eligible with payment/deductible for your MRI .

Find out how at:

DME Equipment HElp


MSAA - Equipment Distribution Program

"Individuals with MS can experience difficulty with balance, coordination, fine motor skills, and mobility. The MSAA Equipment Distribution Program offers products designed to improve safety, mobility, activities of daily living; along with exercise/wellness opportunities. MSAA provides these products at no charge to individuals with MS who qualify for assistance"

Find out here:
https://mymsaa.org/msaa-help/assistive-equipment/



Grants and Programs

MSFocus Multiple Grants and Programs for MSers

1) Assistive Technology Program
2) Brighter Tomorrow Grant
3) Cooling Program
4) Computer Program
5) Emergency Assistance Grant
6) Health and Wellness Grant
7) Healthcare Assistance Grant

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MS Resources

There are a variety of resources available to help address the financial impact of living with MS and help you plan for a future with MS -NMSS

1) Tips for people with MS and their partners: Planning for the future
2) Financial Planning
3) Financial Resources (listed by need)
4) Assistance Specifically for Persons Living with MS
5) Benefit Finders
6) Request Community Resources

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Msbucket Social Media

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iMSbucket
Youtube:   www.youtube.com/user/msBucketIQ/videos

**We have not been able to update our Facebook page in a few months due to technical difficulties. We are working on this and hope to have the matter resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.**

Last Month's Articles - December 2020

Rx and Medical Help

GoodRx

Saving up to 80% on your prescriptions is as easy as
1: Find free coupons 2: Show coupon to your pharmacist 3: Save up to 80%. 
www.goodrx.com/

RxAssist

Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. www.rxassist.org/

Telehealth 101

 Telehealth 101: How to Visit Your Doctor Online
 
"Telehealth is a virtual service that lets patients interact with a healthcare professional online. This lets doctors and patients connect …"

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Health Care Journey

Health Care Journey

Our vision: to be the the most respected, valued, and used Virtual Multiple Sclerosis Center for all patients, caregivers, HCPs, and payors; providing the highest quality information and services to best manage diseases/conditions and symptoms.

Find out more here:

Get Organized

Tips for Keeping Up with the Latest MS Info

"It is quite a struggle some days to stay current on the latest studies, webinar presentations, and newly-released MS disease-modifying therapies. As a patient advocate, I want to keep up on these so I can share information with the MS community"

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Handicap Driver Training

A Commitment to Your Independence and Safety

Handicap Driver Training is committed to our client's independence and driving safety. Our program assists experienced drivers and first time drivers who have acquired or have a developmental disability. For seasoned elderly drivers, we offer a complete reassessment of driving skills so that clients and their families can be assured they are driving safely. Vehicle modifications or adaptive equipment will be recommended as needed to make driving as hassle-free as possible and assess driving safety through clinical and behind-the-wheel evaluations.

Read more here:

www.handicapdrivertraining.com/index.html


Reduced Utilities

Reduced/Free Utilities

Check with your city to see if you qualify for reduced or free utilities. In CA, if you or a family member have a illness that is temperature sensitive (life MS),  you might qualify for a discount on electricity and/or gas. In some cities like Fremont, CA, at age 70 your garbage bill is reduced by 50% and at age 80 you garbage if free.
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