My Son has had Epilepsy since he was 14 yrs. old and when he turned 19 the insurance he had dropped him because of his age... Is there a program that he could check into that could assist him with the cost of his meds?
if by chance your son takes Dilantin it is made by Parke-Davis (so Maso is right Please Post again) each drug company should have an assistance program if you are not able to pay, If it is Dilantin unless authorized by the doctor it's important to take the brand name if he's been use to it even the Insurance companies agree on this.
Have you looked into state medicaid programs? I have many epileptic patients that have state medicaid and medicare because they are unable to have an income and are considered disabled so they qualify for these programs because of their epilepsy. You might ask his Dr in assisting him in getting into these programs.
I suspect your son may qualify for disability on his parents record. Then he would receive Medicaid and drug coverage. I'm an adult but wish my parents had done that for me. As long as disability can be proven before age 22 he can earn disability off of a parents work record. When I first applied I was approved which is rare but my meds had no copayment at all. It literally saved me thousands. In thee anytime often medication manufacturers will offer assistance for those in need. Also social services is a great resource. I wish you the best. Since his epilepsy began at an early age drs records will help your case. Often attorneys don't help until a person is denied disability then they take a fee from your disability payment. You can often consult with one on the phone for free and they will advise you if you have a solid case. Hope that helps. Btw you can apply online at social security.gov but have all documentation in hand.
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