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Federal agency websites

This is only a partial list of Web resources. To find more resources online, go to You may also visit the Disability Hub MN online or call 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. Features information about federal programs that lets citizens determine the benefit programs for which they may be eligible.

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 Resources 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.

Federal Register Online Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. 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, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) The federal government’s primary disability research organization. NIDILRR is part of the Administration for Community Living.

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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