INSURANCE

Know your health insurance rights.

Every migraine, cluster, and headache patient needs to know their rights – to access the right treatment at the right time. Learn what you can do if you’ve been denied access to the right treatment.

Overcoming insurance barriers.

New treatments mean new barriers in getting the medications you need. We believe patients should have access to appropriate treatments prescribed by their health care professionals. 

GET THE HELP YOU NEED 

Financial assistance for the meds you need.

CHAMP has created Financial Assistance Guides that provide easy-to-understand information, whether you have a private or public insurance plan or are uninsured.

READ OUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GUIDES

Accessing Treatments & Understanding Insurance

Migraine Matters from the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) has the resources you need to understand insurance and getting access to the treatments you need.

LEARN MORE 

Disability is in the eye of the beholder.

For many, getting approved for disability benefits for migraine can be an uphill battle. Learn some tips to help you along your journey to getting approved.

HOW TO APPROACH DISABILITY

Additional articles and resources:

1

Cluster Headache Support Group: Disability

Everything you ever wanted to know about US disability laws, insurance, and employment rights.

3

American Migraine Foundation: FMLA for Migraine

The American Migraine Foundation provides a basic overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it can help Migraine patients.

5

Cluster Headache Support Group: Private Disability Insurance

There are many types of private disability insurances that may be purchased by individuals or by companies on behalf of employees as a component of their benefits package. Learn more from CHSG.

7

Migraine.com: Disability Income Preparation Guide

This article is for anyone who currently earns a living, but has no clue how your bills would be paid if you became disabled, whether you are a Migraineur or not.

9

Migraine Research Foundation: Prescription Payment Assistance

Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) provide free or low-cost medications to people who need help paying for treatment. Each program has its own eligibility guidelines. These websites contain information about medication assistance and directories of PAPs.

2

Migraine.com: Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Learn more about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program through Migraine.com.

4

MigraineAgain: 7 Hidden Challenges of Filing For Chronic Migraine Disability

Dr. Joel Saper, Founder and Director of the Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute (MHNI), explains what happens when a patient decides it’s time to file for disability.

6

MigraineAgain: 5 Secrets to get Approved for Migraine Disability

Getting approved for disability for migraine is tough. In the US, the Social Security Administration does not recognize migraine as severe enough to automatically warrant benefits, and most claims are initially denied. Learn more about the process from MigraineAgain.

8

Social Security: Disability Benefits

This page provides detailed information about disability benefits and can help you understand what to expect from Social Security during the disability process.

10

Golden Graine: Why Being Disabled is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled can feel like a full-time job, and Katie Golden of Golden Graine is here to walk you through it.

1

Cluster Headache Support Group: Disability

Everything you ever wanted to know about US disability laws, insurance, and employment rights.

2

Migraine.com: Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Learn more about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program through Migraine.com.

3

American Migraine Foundation: FMLA for Migraine

The American Migraine Foundation provides a basic overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it can help Migraine patients.

4

MigraineAgain: 7 Hidden Challenges of Filing For Chronic Migraine Disability

Dr. Joel Saper, Founder and Director of the Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute (MHNI) explains what happens when a patient decides it’s time to file for disability.

5

Cluster Headache Support Group: Private Disability Insurance

There are many types of private disability insurances that may be purchased by individuals or by companies on behalf of employees as a component of their benefits package. Learn more from CHSG.

6

MigraineAgain: 5 Secrets to get approved for Migraine Disability

Getting approved for disability for migraine is tough. In the US, the Social Security Administration does not recognize migraine as severe enough to automatically warrant benefits, and most claims are initially denied. Learn more about the process from MigraineAgain.

7

Migraine.com: Disability Income Preparation Guide

This article is for anyone who currently earns a living, but has no clue how your bills would be paid if you became disabled, whether you are a Migraineur or not.

9

Migraine Research Foundation: Prescription Payment Assistance

Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) provide free or low-cost medications to people who need help paying for treatment. Each program has its own eligibility guidelines. These websites contain information about medication assistance and directories of PAPs.

10

Golden Graine: Why Being Disabled is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled can feel like a full-time job, and Katie Golden of Golden Graine is here to walk you through it.