Trying to figure it out. How to pay bills, because I need to quit working

I am embarrased for it to come down to this, I have ran out of choices:(

Hey there, Mommyslove,

Try not to feel embarrassed. You didn't cause the pain and you can't control it. Life sometimes hits us in the most mysterious of ways.

I'm going to suggest a few things for you that may help you out. First off, have you taken any FMLA leave? If not, you are entitled to take it. It's or times like these, when you have physical or emotional situations beyond your control. I think it lasts 2months. You'd have to ask your employer for a form and you'll most likely need to have e a doctor sign off on it. Other leaves that may be available to you are short and long-term disability. You'd have to ask your human resource offer. Unfortunately, you can't apply for unemployment until you're already unemployed and it can take weeks or months to get it.

Technically, you can work while applying for disability, but you can't earn more than about $1,100. And it's not necessarily in your favor if you do this as the SSDI folks may wonder why you aren't working full-time if you can work part-time... that's how my lawyer explained it to me. But I did work part=time and won my SSDI case.

Do you have parents or a sibling whom you could live with while you try to get your SSDI? That would help a lot! If not, could you get a room-mate?

I'm also going to pull up a list of resources that Sheila Wall put together to help persons in need. You may find something on there as well.

Oh yeah, I forgot that places like the Baptist /church, Catholic Charities, Red Cross and Salvation Army offer help to people in need.

And finally, as always, I'm going to suggest that you use an SSDI law firm (I used Allsup) to help you get through the paperwork for SSDI and present it in a way that the SSDI board wants to hear it. They only get paid if they win, and it's a quarter of any back pay you receive. That's it, nothing more.

Okay, off I go to look for Sheila's page! Found it and posted it, above!

And please remind me next month about your GOFUNDME site because I'll have some money, so I can send a bit. Maybe it would help if you also made a YouTube video telling about your site. And if you have a friend or family worker who can spread the word on the net or in person, so much the better. Or else make a cute video about your cat or dog (no kids, too many pervs out there) for Youtube, then put the appeal at the end.

Help For Americans Who Qualify


NEW!!--Completely Revised April 9/2013 due to most of the old links not working anymore.

Medication help sites are now under the miscellaneous help sites.

Those who qualify for medicaid or foodstamps also qualify for a free cell phone with 250 free minutes each month. To find out more, call 1-800-SAFELINK or go to



Health Insurance for Low Income Families

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches
to children each school day.

Modest Needs is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that began as one man's personal project in March of 2002. Since that time, Modest Needs has become a community of unlikely philanthropists dedicated to helping others as best we can with what we have.

Find a National Depression Screening Day site near you
(for members of the public wanting to take a free anonymous screening)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program(SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.

Links to help with Disabilities.

A list of directories of grant makers by state/region/city

Insurance for children

Habitat for Humanity

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

Food Banks in the United States

Energy Assistance: Home Heating and Cooling

Get Connected: Afford-A-Phone
The Lifeline telephone discount program, also known as "Lifeline Assistance", gives people with low incomes a discount on the basic monthly service for either their wireline or wireless phone. The Link-Up America program pays for a portion of your wireline or wireless installation or activation fee excluding the handset.

Administration for Children & Families

Medicaid - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Resources to Help Children and Families

State TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Links

Touched Twice
Touched Twice provides free clinics and more to the less fortunate.
many of the clinics provide free food, clothing, dental and medical
care, free haircuts, free legal, financial and spiritual advice. free
clinics located in the US.

Can't Afford Your Prescription Medication?

Free Prescription Medicine is Available to those who qualify.

FIND THE MANUFACTURERS OF EACH OF YOUR MEDICINES YOU WANT HELP WITH. Here are a number of drug companies who help with your prescriptions. If yours is not here, search for the company name online and contact them. Many drug companies have started helping patients since this was written.

PFIZER - 1-866-■■■■■■■■




This is a prescription card from the gov’t. Uninsured people and some insured can get it.
Read the website to see who can get it.

Healthcare Alliance RX Relief

5505 Connecticut Ave NW #312

Washington, DC 20015-2601

call 1-800-■■■■■■■■

The card is free. A free pharmacy savings card. Get up to 75% off on more than 50,000 prescription drugs at participating drug stores.

Supposedly no one can be rejected because of medical history.

Free Medication Programs for Low-Income Pain Patients

The patient help programs for narcotics are usually a very long investigative process to prove what type of pain you have first. Cancer patients served faster.

Percocet: Patient Assistance prog. 800-■■■■■■■■

Percodan & Percocet by Dupont 800-■■■■■■■■

Morphine Sulfate by Astra USA 800-■■■■■■■■

MS Contin, Oxycontin, Alferon N by Purdue Frederick Co. 800-■■■■■■■■

Tylox by Ortho-McNeil Pharma. 800-■■■■■■■■

Roxane Laboratories Inc. Free

3M Pharmaceuticals
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Most drug products sold by 3M

Allergan, Inc.
Allergan Patient Assistance Program
c/o Judy McGee, Physician Services
2525 Dupont Drive,
Irvine, CA 92713
Products include: Betagen, Botox, Pilagan, Epifrin

Alza Pharmaceuticals
(415) ■■■■■■■■

Products include: Testoderm, Ocusert, Progestasert, Amgen
(800) ■■■■■■■■ for Epogen, Neupogen

Astra USA, Inc.
(800) 488-FAIR (488-3247)
Foscavir injection

Berlex Laboratories
(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Betapace, Betaseron for SC injection, Fludara, Quinaglute Dura-Tabs

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: All products covered except controlled substances

Boots Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boots Cares Program
300 Tri-State International Center
Suite 200
Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4415
Attn: Sandy Bauco
Products include:
Synthroid tablets

Bristol Myers Oncology
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Bicnu, Blenoxane, Ceenu, Cytoxan, Hydrea, Ifex/Mesna, Lysodren, Megace, Mutamycin, Paraplatin, Platinol, Rubex,
Taxol, Vepesid,

Ciba-Geigy Corporation
(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(800) CHIRON-8 (245-7668)
Products include:
Aredia, Cytadren, Actigall, Anafranil, Anturane, Apresazide, Apresoline, Brethaire, Brethine, Cataflam, Desferal,
Esidrix, Esimil, Estraderm, Habitrol, Ismelin, Lamprene, Lioresal, Lopressor, Lopressor/HCT Lotensin,
Lotensin/HCT, Ludiomil, PBZ, Regitine, Rimactane, Ser-Ap-Es, Slow-K, Tegretol, TEN-K, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM,
Transderm-Scop, Transdermal-Nitro, Voltaren

Connaught Laboratories, Inc.
(717) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
TheraCys BCG live intravesical

Convatec – A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
200 Headquarters Park Drive
Skillman, NJ 08558
P.O. Box 5254
Princeton, NJ 08543-5254
(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(908) ■■■■■■■■
Convatec is a manufacturer of ostomy, wound care and incontinence products.

DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company
Products include:
All non-controlled prescription products

Eli Lilly and Company
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Most all Lilly prescription products and insulins.

Gastrocon Patient Assistance Program
P.O. Box 1766
Rochester, NY 14603-1766
Products include: Gastrocrom capsules, Fujisawa
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Prograf

(708) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: NebuPent

Genentech, Inc.
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Actimmune, Activase, Protropin, Nutrpoin

Glaxo Wellcome
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Customer Service (800)■■■■■■■■
Patient Assistance (800) ■■■■■■■■
Reimbursement Line (800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Aleran, Blenoxane, Imruan, Leukeran, Myleran, Navelbine, Purinethol, Thioguanine, Zofran, Zovirax, and all other Glaxo Wellcome products

Hoechst-Marion-Roussel, Inc.
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Customer Information Line
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products Include: Carafate, Altace, A/T/S, Claforan, Diabeta, Lasix, Lorpox, Topicort, Trental, and other prescription products (except Rifadin, Rifamate, Rifater, Tenuate)

(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(206) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Leukine, Novantrone, Thioplex, and all other currently marketed Immunex prescription products

(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Duragesic, Ergamisol, Hismanal, Imodium, Nizoral tablets, Propulsid, Sporanox capsules, Vermox

Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Isoptin, Rythmol, Santyl, Lederle Oncology
(800) LED-CARE (533-2273)
Products include: Mitoxantrone, Leucovorin, Methotrexate, Thiotepa, and all other oral pharmaceutical products (except controlled drugs)

McNeil Pharmaceutical
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Prescription products prescribed according to approved labelled indications and dosage regimens

Merck Human Health Division
(800) NSC-MERCK (672-6372)
Products include:
Many Merck products

Ortho Biotech
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Leustatin, Procrit

(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Most Parke-Davis medications, including Accupril, Cognex,Cilatin, Lopid,Neurotin, Nitrostar, Sublingual, Procan SR, Zarontin

Pfizer, Inc.
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Diflucan, and all other Pfizer products

Pharmacia & Upjohn
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Adriamycin, EMCYT, Fragmin, Idamycin, Zinecard, Adrucil, Azulfidine,Dipentum, Folex PFS, Meosar, Vincasar, Mycotubin

Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Asocial, Tantrum capsules, Didronel, Entex, Macrodantin, Macrobid

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.
(610) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
All products are eligible, with some limitations on supply

Roche Laboratories
(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Matulane, Roferon-A, and all other Roche product line

Roxane & NORD
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Customer Service (800) ■■■■■■■■
Medical Information (800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Marinol, Oramorph, Roxanol, Roxicodane, Torecan, Sandoz
(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(203) ■■■■■■■■
The second number is to NORD, Inc., the parent
company of Sandoz.
Products include: Clorazil, DynaCirc, Eldepryl, Lescol, Sandimmune, Sandoglobulin, Sandostatin, Sanofi

Winthrop Pharmaceuticals
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Aralen, Breonesin, Bronkometer, Danocrine, Drisdol, Hytaketol, Isuprel, Mytelase, NegGram, pHisoHex, Primaquine, Plaquenil, Trancopal, Schering Oncology
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: Intron-A, Eulexin, and all other products

(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: antihypertensives -Aldactazide, Aldactone, Calan SR, Kerlone; antihypertensives/anti-anginal/antiarrhythmics - Calan; antiarrhythmics Norpace, Norpace CR; prevention of NSAID-induced gastric ulcers, Cytotec; quinolone anti-infective Maxaquin

Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
Access to Care Program
Products include: Amoxil, Augmentin, Bactroban, Compazine, Dyazide, Famvir, Kytril, Relafen, Riduara, Tagamet, and most other Smithkline Beecham prescription products

Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(770) 578-551
Products include: All medications distributed by Solvay

Syntex Laboratories, Inc.
(800) ■■■■■■■■,
(202) ■■■■■■■■
Products include: All Syntax products

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
(703) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Norplant and other various products

(800) 424-372;
(800) ■■■■■■■■
Products include:
Arimidex, Casodex, Nolvadex, Zoladex