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This is only a partial list of Web resources. To find more resources online, go to www.mnhelp.info, or call the Disability Linkage Line at 1-866-333-2466.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Federal law enacted to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities and transportation.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), responsible to administer the Medicare and Medicaid program.

Disability.Gov Disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Visitors can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation. For help on how to find resources on the site, visit the How to Use this Site section of Disability.gov.

Federal Register Online VIA GPO Access Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents.

GovBenefits.gov Features information about federal programs that lets citizens determine the benefit programs for which they may be eligible.

HealthCare.gov Federal website provides consumers with information about private and public health coverage options, including Minnesota Health Care Programs, in a single, easy-to-use tool.

National Council on Disability (NCD) Independent federal agency, appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, who makes recommendations to the President and Congress on disability policy issues.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Education that operates together with the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of individuals of all ages with disabilities.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that supports some 35,000 research projects nationwide.

Social Security Online Official website of the Social Security Administration provides one-stop access to information.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal agency responsible to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services.


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