SEVERE Financial Assistance FAQ

We are frequently asked by claimants what they are supposed to do for money while waiting for SSA to process their claim. Below are a few resources that people in financial need should look into. In addition to the below, don't forget about Welfare, Food Stamps, local church organizations, local charities, and state and local government programs. Severe does not endorse any of these organizations, and suggests you do your own research.

United Way
To reach the United Way nearest you any place in the United States, call (800) 411-UWAY.

The Medicine Program
Can't Afford Your Prescription Medication? Free Prescription Medicine is Available to those who Qualify.

Needy Meds
Many pharmaceutical manufacturers have special programs to assist people who can't afford to buy the drugs they need. One problem is that it's often hard to learn about these programs. Our goal is to make this information easily accessible

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