Some IC patients have no choice but to file for disability. There are a number of different disability programs that may be applicable!
SSA Handbook - Read the Social Security Administration benefits handbook.
There's no shame in asking for help to feed yourself, your children and your family. In fact, if you go to most food banks, you'll see hundreds of families and senior citizens who just need a little extra help.
Feeding America - A non-profit organization specializing in food distribution and services.
There are a number of programs that can help patients pay for gas & electricity.
Nearly every drug company has special programs that can help low income patients purchase medications and, in some cases, give them away for free.
Housing & Homelessness
It's sad but true that some patients fear losing their homes or, worse, have lost them. Learn about resources here
If you are homeless, help is available! - US Housing & Urban Development resources
Find help in your state - Listing of programs via state through US HUD.
Holidays can be tough when a family is struggling with financial problems and IC. These programs can help create a joyful holiday season.
Toys for Tots - Learn how to donate or request toys during the holiday season