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. 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. 

GET THE HELP YOU NEED 

Financial assistance for the meds you need.

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

READ OUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GUIDES

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.

HOW TO APPROACH DISABILITY

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.

LEARN MORE 

Additional articles and resources:

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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

This is a basic overview of the Family and Medical Leave Act. It includes information about 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.

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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.

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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 new migraine medication assistance and directories of PAPs.

2

Migraine.com: Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Learn more about the Social Security Disability Insurance program.

4

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

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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.

8

Social Security: Disability Benefits

This page provides detailed information about disability benefits. 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. Katie Golden of Golden Graine is here to walk you through it.

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