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Black lung disease benefits

The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, administers claims filed under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The Act provides compensation to coal miners who are totally disabled by pneumoconiosis arising out of coal mine employment, and to survivors of coal miners whose deaths are attributable to the disease.

Compare dialysis facilities

Compare dialysis facilities in your area.

Dealing With Medical Debt

It is important to plan for medical expenses. Equally important is knowing how to deal with medical bills when you have no money to pay them.

Free Dental Care Available

The program, "Donated Dental Services," is for low-income elderly and disabled Iowans who are unable to get care they need.

Free Online COVID Counseling

Made possible through FEMA and administered by the Iowa Department of Human Services, you can receive free, confidential virtual counseling.

Getting Emergency Medical Care

Hospitals must treat you - even if you don’t have insurance - when you have an emergency condition or are a woman in active labor. Hospitals must treat your medical emergency until you become stable. The hospital may bill you later, but it cannot turn you away from emergency care.

Getting the Health Care Services You Need

Has your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid denied you help? You don't have to take no for an answer.

hawk-i Insurance for Children

What do you do when your children have no health insurance but you have too much money to be eligible for Title 19? You may want to consider the hawk-i program.

Help if you are blind or have low vision

Information for those who are blind or have low vision about benefits you may get through Social Security.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Programs

Sometimes a person who requires health-related care and assistance with activities of daily living does not need or want to move out of his or her home. Medicaid may be able to provide help for persons with disabilities who can live at home with support.

Improving health care quality

A guide for patients and families

Iowa County Commissions on Veterans Affairs

Links to county Veterans Affairs offices which may assist you with compensation/pensions, medical care, military records, grave markers and veteran home loans. Some counties may also have dedicated funds to assist you with temporary shelter/utilities, food/health supplies, medical/dental, job placement, counseling and transportation.

Iowa's County Veterans Relief Program

If you are a veteran, you might be able to get financial help from the county in which you live. Each county must have a County Commission of Veterans Affairs.

Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care

Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $2,523 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less.

The Family and Medical Leave Act

Every working person should know about the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. FMLA is a law that says that in certain situations, an employer may have to give an employee time off for certain reasons, such as when they are sick, or when they have family members who need care.

Utilities and Medical Concerns

What to do if you have a medical condition and your utilities were shut off.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Programs

Sometimes a person who requires health-related care and assistance with activities of daily living does not need or want to move out of his or her home. Medicaid may be able to provide help for persons with disabilities who can live at home with support.

Iowa Department of Human Services Health Care Services

Learn about Medicaid (Title 19), hawk-i: Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa, and the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program. Links to application forms are included.

Medicaid Payment for Nursing Home Care

Many people rely on Medicaid, also known as Title 19, to pay for their nursing home care. People may generally receive Medicaid payment for their nursing home care if their income is $2,523 or less per month and their nonexempt resources are $2,000 or less.

Getting Emergency Medical Care

Hospitals must treat you - even if you don’t have insurance - when you have an emergency condition or are a woman in active labor. Hospitals must treat your medical emergency until you become stable. The hospital may bill you later, but it cannot turn you away from emergency care.

Getting Medical Assistance

Many people need help paying for health care. Iowa has several programs that may help you.

Getting the Health Care Services You Need

Has your insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid denied you help? You don't have to take no for an answer.

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