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Does contracting Mononucleosis at work entitle you to disability pay?

My wife, a special ed teacher, contracted Mono in December. We assume it was at school, as several children are currently out with the disease. She has been unable to work since December, although she has attempted to return several times and was sent home by the school nurse (she has migraines, nausea, etc). She has exhausted al sick time & vacation time, and now must go on extended medical leave, with no pay or Health Insurance. Does this seem right? I would think that she is entitled to disability pay, or even Workman’s Compensation.

You need to call around at your state capitol, for workman’s comp.
When you don’t have money to get the care you need:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/financialassistance.html
http://ask.hrsa.gov/pc/
http://www.omhrc.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=18
http://www.hrsa.gov/help/default.htm
http://www.thefrugallife.com/medicalalternative.html
http://www.google.com/search?q=Free+Low+Cost+Medical+Health+Services+&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&start=10&sa=N

Free and low cost prescription medication:
http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?section=about_medications&Template=/ContentManagement/contentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=19169
http://www.themedicineprogram.com/links.html

This is about FREE hospitalization, if you need it and they WILL help you!
http://www.hrsa.gov/hillburton/default.htm
Hill Burton Hotline
1-800-638-0742
(1-800-492-0359 in Maryland)
In 1946, Congress passed a law that gave hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities grants and loans for construction and modernization. In return, they agreed to provide a reasonable volume of services to persons unable to pay and to make their services available to all persons residing in the facility’s area. The program stopped providing funds in 1997, but about 300 health care facilities nationwide are still obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care.
http://www.hrsa.gov/help/default.htm
How to apply for Medicaid or Medicare
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidEligibility/
http://www.aarp.org/money/lowincomehelp/applying_for_medicaid.html

For information about Social Security, Medicare, and disability benefits, call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213.
http://www.ssa.gov/

For information about Medicaid, contact your local social service or welfare office. You can also find information about Medicare and Medicaid at www.CMS.gov
How To Pay for Mental Health Services
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/KEN98-0050/default.asp
http://depression.about.com/cs/findadoc/a/freelowcosttx.htm
Additional Public Benefits for Families Raising Children: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/financialassistance.html
DENTAL HELP:
Free or low cost dental care United States
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/53F91091-23DB-47F3-8782-6572C33F9D42/0/LowCostFactsheet.pdf
http://www.raconline.org/info_guides/dental/dentalfaq.php
FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP FOR DENTURES , BROKEN TEETH , PAIN , ETC.
http://dental-assistance.app-sl-1.aidpage.com/dental-assistance/

Need eyeglasses or eye care?
http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/financialaid.asp
http://www.uniteforsight.org/freeclinics.php

How to Get a Free or Low Cost Pap Smear, The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides free or low cost Pap smears to eligible women across the country. Through this program, uninsured and impoverished women can receive Pap smears at local clinics and doctor’s offices.
Here’s a list for every state:
http://cancer.about.com/od/screeninganddiagnosis/a/freepapsmear.htm

Where can I go to get free or reduced-cost prenatal care?
You can call this number if you need free birth control help, too!
Women in every state can get help to pay for medical care during their pregnancies. This prenatal care can help you have a healthy baby. Every state in the United States has a program to help. Programs give medical care, information, advice and other services important for a healthy pregnancy.
To find out about the program in your state:
·Call 1-800-311-BABY (1-800-311-2229) This toll-free telephone number will connect you to the Health Department in your area code
·For information in Spanish, call 1-800-504-7081
·Call or contact your local Health Department.

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