Find help when challenging insurance companies for coverage of complex power mobility devices.
To learn more, see “As the Wheel Turns — The Best Offense is a Good DEFENSE.”
Aging & Disability Resource Centers
Benefits counselors will examine your case, find out what’s missing from your appeal and provide advocacy services.
Area Agencies on Aging
Information and Referral Service
Programs connect people with appropriate organizations. Check local phone listings.
National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project
Sponsored by Neighborhood Legal Services, the project assists people seeking funding for AT devices through Protection & Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) programs, which provide free help to those denied coverage of AT equipment.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners State Departments of Insurance
Consumers can file a request for assistance in resolving an insurance problem, as well as file a complaint against an insurance company.
National Disability Rights Network — Protection & Advocacy Systems
Legal representation and advocacy services for people with disabilities.
National Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation
American Bar Association
Consumer guide to free legal help (by state), including federally funded and pro bono programs.
Find free local legal aid programs.
National Academy of Elder-Law Attorneys
Searchable state directory for attorneys specializing in disability-related issues.
Neighborhood Legal Services
Free help for people with disabilities.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
Medicare Rights Center
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Offers one-on-one counseling and assistance for people with Medicare.
The Ultimate Medicare and Medicaid Resource Page
A list of websites provided by Guardian Insurance.
First Hand Foundation
Helps families of children with health problems with grants for medical expenses, durable medical equipment, van lifts/ramps, living expenses when traveling for medical care.
State Alternative Financing Loan Programs
State Departments of Vocational Rehabilitation
(Also check your telephone directory under “state listings.”)
Check with the manufacturers’ funding department.
Amigo Mobility International
Merits Health Products
MV Power Wheelchairs
PaceSaver Leisure Lift
Online tool for generating a letter of medical necessity.
Ranger All Season
Redman Power Chair