FINANCIAL

Social Security:

Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/



Medicaid:

Ohio Medicaid is designed to help you get the health care coverage that you and your family need. To review eligibility guidelines and the services that are covered, check out the following link:

http://www.medicaid.ohio.gov


To find your county office, please follow this link:

http://www.medicaid.ohio.gov/CONTACT.aspx



Bureau of Workers’ Compensation:

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation assists individuals that have been injured on the job. BWC believes every employee injured at work should receive appropriate and coordinated care with a goal of returning to work and quality of life. The Ohio state website can guide you to your local office.

https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/Default.aspx



Ohio Department of Insurance:

This website provides information regarding various insurance programs offered within the State of Ohio as well as links for consumers to file complaints about an insurance company.

www.insurance.ohio.gov



Waiver Programs:

Medicaid waivers are packaged services managed by the Medicaid system, and allow individuals with disabilities and chronic medical conditions to live active and productive lives in the community or an assistive living environment. There are multiple waiver options with specific criteria for each waiver. The following link provides additional information on waivers:

http://medicaid.ohio.gov/FOROHIOANS/Programs/HCBSWaivers.aspx

Navigating the Systems....

Takes perseverance, careful documentation and continued communication.  It can be overwhelming, but there are resources to help.  The support groups are full of people who have gone through this before you.   You aren't alone.  Reach out to others in the community.  If you really get stuck, contact the Summit County TBI Collaborative and ask to present your case at one of their monthly meetings.