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. New migraine medication is available. Learn what you can do if you’ve been denied access to the right treatment.
Overcoming insurance barriers.
New migraine medications mean new barriers to get the treatment you need. Patients should have access to appropriate medications prescribed by their health care professionals.
Disability is in the eye of the beholder.
For many, it’s an uphill battle to get approved for disability benefits with migraine. Learn some tips to help you along your journey.
Accessing Treatments & Understanding Insurance.
Patient Advocate Foundation’s Migraine Matters has the resources you need to understand insurance and getting access to the treatments you need.
Additional articles and resources:
Cluster Headache Support Group: Disability
Everything you ever wanted to know about US disability laws, insurance and employment rights.
American Migraine Foundation: FMLA for Migraine
This is a basic overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act. It includes information about how it can help migraine patients.
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.
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.
Association of Migraine Disorders: Tips and Resources for Navigating Health Insurance
Migraine can take a financial toll. Caitlyn Donovan of the Patient Advocate Foundation and Katie Golden of CHAMP share tips and favorite resources for navigating insurance and treatment access for those who live with chronic pain.
Migraine.com: Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
Learn more about the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
MigraineAgain: 5 Secrets to Get Approved for Migraine Disability
It can be extremely difficult to hold down a job with chronic pain. If you're considering filing for migraine disability, read this firs
MigraineAgain: 5 Secrets to get Approved for Migraine Disability
In the US, the Social Security Administration does not recognize migraine as severe enough to automatically warrant benefits, so most claims are initially denied.
Social Security: Disability Benefits
This page provides detailed information about disability benefits. Understand what to expect from Social Security during the disability process.
Golden Graine: Why Being Disabled is a Full-Time Job
Being disabled can feel like a full-time job. Katie Golden of Golden Graine is here to walk you through it.