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Hot News: Apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit
The FCC announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
“Families in every corner of the country have been struggling to get online throughout this pandemic. For those families, we now say ‘help is around the corner.’ In less than two weeks, we will have a new way for disconnected Americans to access the internet to carry out their day-to-day life, so they can reach the virtual classroom, take advantage of telehealth, and seek new employment opportunities.”
Beginning on May 12 households can apply in three ways:
- Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
- Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
- Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
Materials that partners can use to help promote the Emergency Broadband Benefit to the communities they serve will be available soon on www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-outreach-toolkit.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Adds MG to RareCare Support Network
NORD has added myasthenia to its RareCare support network. The network provides assistance programs to help patients obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication they could not otherwise afford. https://rarediseases.org/for-patients-and-families/help-access-medications/patient-assistance-programs-2/
Now, eligible MG patients can qualify for support paying for out-of-pocket health care costs, including health insurance premiums, deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. MG joins a host of other disease areas included for patient assistance. You can find out more about the MG Patient Assistance Programs and other supportive patient assistance from NORD. bit.ly/NORDAssistance. Also, see the current Brochure from NORD HERE.
List of Resources and Assistance Programs for Myasthenia Patients
*MGFA has not directly contributed to materials from the following organizations or products, and we do not have direct agreements or partnerships with these organizations, but MGFA is committed to offering these additional resources for those with myasthenia gravis
Medical Equipment, Assistive Technology & Alert Devices
Medical & Prescription Assistance
Medical Travel Assistance
Mental Health Assistance
Parents of Children with MG
Prescription Discount Cards
Protecting Your Information & Privacy
Public Benefits Information & Online Screening
Social Services Near You