Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live. These benefits programs can help pay for prescriptions, health care, food, utilities, and more. You can also get help with tax relief, transportation, legal issues, or finding work.  Take their questionnaire to find out what benefits and services are available to you.

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WAP enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient. The US Department of Energy provides the funding for the program, which is then administered by individual state officials. Because these energy improvements are long lived, the utility savings of individual homeowners can add up quite substantially over time.
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The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation

1340-1272 N. Great Neck Road, #193
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 313-9729
http://www.mwpf.org

Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that offers assistance to individuals living with Parkinson's disease that are facing financial hardships. You can download a form on this Web site and specifically list your needs for assistance (from help with rent or mortgage payments to purchasing mobility aids). This Web site also links to a list of resources that may be able to help with prescription drug costs.
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National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) Project

3040 Continental Drive
Butte, MT 59702
(406) 494-8662
http://www.liheap.ncat.org

NEAR is a free service for people who want information on where to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LI-HEAP). Through this program, eligible, low-income applicants may be able to obtain help paying a portion of their energy bill.
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Administration for Children and Families

370 L'Enfant Promenade S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency providing funding to state and local organizations to help families with children. Visit this Web site for assistance paying utility bills, finding links for rental assistance programs, and obtaining information on Medicaid.
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Your local Information and Referral Center Coordinator can provide you with referrals and make sure you know about the educational and support activities available in your community. 

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