Resources

Apply for AHCCCS – Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona’s Medicaid agency. AHCCCS will pay for medical care for injuries stemming from an accident for individuals who meet certain income and other requirements. AHCCCS will file a lien against a third-party claim, which the firm will handle for you. www.azahcccs.gov

TRICARE – TRICARE will pay for medical care for injuries stemming from an accident for the military and their dependents. The government will file a lien against a third-party claim, which the firm will handle for you. www.tricare.mil

Apply for Social Security – The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program. www.socialsecurity.gov

Rehabilitation Services Administration – Yuma County’s program (through DES) works with individuals with disabilities to achieve increased independence and/or gainful employment through the provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and employment support services. www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=32&id=1402

Excel – Excel provides many services in Yuma, including employment and work reentry assistance for persons with disabilities, as well as counseling. www.excelgroup.org

Catholic Community Services – CCS provides many services to families in need in Yuma and throughout Arizona. www.ccs-soaz.org

Raising Special Kids – It provides support, training, information and individual assistance for parents with special needs children. www.raisingspecialkids.org

DRM Regional Resources Directory – It provides several links to sites and resources for persons with disabilities. www.disabilityresources.org/ARIZONA.html

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – It provides information and useful links for disabilities and disability-related issues focusing on children from birth to age 22. www.nichcy.org

Easterseals – It offers technology and information for children and adults with disabilities. www.easterseals.com

The Compassionate Friends – It provides grief support and assistance for those who have lost a child. www.compassionatefriends.org

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