Simply give the card to the pharmacist and they will enter the codes in to their computer system. The card holder then becomes a member of one of America's Largest Rx Buying Groups. As a National Drug Card member, you have access to discounted prescription prices. Remember, with this card there are no deductibles, no fees, no paper work or forms to complete, everyone qualifies. This program covers your entire household and it is pre-activated and can be used immediately. Millions of people are struggling to afford healthcare. Prescription drugs are a large component of every family's budget. Our goal of helping people across the country save on their prescription medications is a MISSION worth joining. Best of all, it's FREE!
As a Business Member of NAIDW you receive the same membership as individual members with the added benefits of:
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Elizabeth Jennings: $1000.00 Medical Treatment Grant Recipient
My name is Elizabeth Jennings. I have been living in constant excruciating pain 24/7 since April of 2010. After the long medical journey I was finally correctly diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Scared of this disease, I threw myself into research regarding treatments for this incurable disease. Remission appears possibly if treated aggressively and quickly. The lack of knowledge within the medical community is atrocious. The lack of treatment options is heartbreaking. Awareness is the only hope I have of helping the community of people I have met through this catastrophic disease. For the thousands of people suffering with RSD/CRPS I hope to send my story to as many people as possible with the ambition of raising awareness. NAIDW is helping me to reach those goals. With the grant money I am able to participate in a treatment not covered by my insurance, but has shown 70% success rates of decreasing your pain. NAIDW has given me hope. It is impossible for me to communicate effectively the amount of pain that RSD causes me on a daily basis. If cutting my arm off had even the remote possibility of relieving even a small amount of the pain I would not hesitate. I know there are many others out there suffering just like me, and many much worse. My health is now in perpetual crisis, we have looming medical debt, and my marriage in a state of perpetual miscommunication. It can all be overwhelming on a day-to-day basis to say the least. Yet somehow, I feel hope when I see progress as we try and work to grow into a stronger family unit throughout these years of hardship. Through NAIDW I hope we can all reach out and form a community along with our caretakers and medical teams to help bring a better understanding to not only Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, but also the effects of chronic pain, medication, and health care treatments on patients and family life. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my personal struggle with this disease. Thank you to NAIDW for this grant money that will help bring me out of my world of pain. So far I’ve been kicked in the gut and punched in the face but I’m still swinging. I refuse to give in to the disease for myself, for my family, and for anyone that has been afflicted with a chronic pain disease. Elizabeth Jennings
Erica Potter: $500.00 Medical Assistance Grant Recipient
My name is Erika Potter and I have a Chronic Disease called Lupus. Because of Lupus I had to stop teaching. I have to pay my bills from my disability now and they are building up and I have to choose what bills to pay each month with my limited funds. This Grant has helped me pay my bills down so I don't have to worry about when I can pay them next. Thank you NAIDW for helping me out in my time of need...
Robert (Bob) Dill: $500.00 Housing Assistance Grant Recipient
"I started my search on the internet.. just I guess looking for a shoulder to cry on. After being abused by the system, doctors, lawyers, and insurance carriers. I came across these guys. Not only did I get that shoulder, but also valuable information and support Mr Arbay is awesome and the company that he keeps!" - Bob Dill
Sheree Brown: $500.00 Housing and Child Education Grant Recipient
I am so thankful,My children and I are jumping up and down ! Finally good news.The Lord had blessed us with a home my new landlord info is attached.He also cancelled that great debt of mine with F P L in the amount of $4,840.The debt incurred for 3 yrs from the time I had accident and could no longer work.I am still in pain each day,yet I remain thankful.I am most thankful for meeting NAIDW because you were the 1st people to "care", show "compassion", give me comfort and support.I will be honored to be a continued member as well as promote your cause in any way I am able.Attached also are my kids and grankids. Just had difficulty with my computer trying to send link to my landlord so I send another way.
2011 Winter Grant Recipients
Rebecca Wojtyszka: $500.00 Child Education Grant Recipient
When I was first injured in 2008 I never expected that I would be where I am today. I had a daughter getting ready to graduate from high school and head off to college and I was not expecting to be put out of work. Today, three years later, I am still unable to go back to work and I am struggling just to help my daughter with her basic needs. Tessa is in her third year of college at West Virginia University and is studying Criminology. She is struggling on her own to be able to afford to go to such a large university and I just like to try my best to help her in whatever way I can. She has many loans to pay for her schooling and is still trying to make ends meet. Today, I am still looking for answers as to why I am still experiencing so much pain. I was a waitress for 23 years and I am not used to not being on the go all day long. It’s a struggle for me to even get out of bed every morning, and that is not the person I used to be. I am currently dealing with workman’s compensation and it is stressful and tiresome to say the least. I am also still receiving treatment for my back and knee injury, but nothing seems to be working out. I have now decided to try to further my own education. I have started taking a few classes at the local community college, which is becoming a struggle on its own. Due to the medications that I am currently taking it makes it very hard for me to focus and concentrate on any tasks. I know that I need to be retrained and am hoping to learn something new because I know that the service industry will not longer be an option for me anymore. I am personally very thankful that NAIDW was able to award us this grant to help her cover some of her expenses. We have been trying to look all over to find some sort of help out there and it is very rewarding to know that there is some organization out there that helps injured workers and their families. Tessa is also very thankful. She was worried about being able to go to the school of her choice because of our financial situation, and I am glad that we are trying to make it work.
The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues tickets to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.
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You’re earning your own money. You’re making new friends. You’re learning new things and becoming independent. Work can be a fun, rewarding, and an exciting part of your life. But did you know that your job could harm you?
Every 9 minutes, a U.S. teen gets hurt on the job. These teens are young people like Emily, who was working alone at a sandwich shop when a robber with a gun attacked her. And they’re like Joe, a construction helper who was electrocuted on his job.
This guide gives you the facts you need to stay safe and healthy at work. It also shows you what jobs you can (and can’t do), and it teaches you about your rights and responsibilities as a young worker.
Are You a Teen Worker? [PDF - 996 KB]
It is critical that members of our communities and Congress hear from you about the importance of issues surrounding injured & disabled workers and their families. Please take a moment to share your story with us. Please share your stories here so NAIDW can let the general public and public officials know what is happening to our workers!
Just as all of us have the power to raise awareness for injured & disabled workers, we also have the ability and obligation to create an accurate depiction of injured & disabled workers and their families.
These profiles are one opportunity for us to share our stories. Young, old, male, female, professional, or laborer. Recently injured, diagnosed and long-time veterans. While all of these personal stories have a lot in common, each one remains beautifully unique.
Are you interested in submitting your own profile? Here’s how!
In order to submit your profile, please complete the form below:
Welcome and thank you for joining the National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers® | NAIDW. Our goal is to support our members by creating a safe place for you to ask questions, tell your story, access resources and get help. We hope you find our site informative, helpful and most of all fun.
Please take a look around the members area where you can:
The main objective is for you to have fun and feel comfortable while interacting with others who are dealing with similar issues from injury, illness, pain or disability. We believe there is no better form of help than from others who’ve already experienced what you’re going through.
Hear are a few tips to help you get started on NAIDW.org:
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