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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

New Eyes for the Needy

Purchases new prescription eyeglasses for eligible low-income people through a voucher program. This site explains the program and how to apply, and identifies national programs that provide free eye exams.

The Actors Fund Disability Support

Provides supportive services for entertainment professionals and their families who are coping with a short- or long-term illness or disability. Social workers help develop personalized plans, and information and advocacy is available to help negotiate medical bills, coordinate public or private benefits, arrange for home care, and facilitate referrals to community resources.

Employee Benefits

Workers' Compensation

Provides information for employees, employers, insurers and medical providers about workmans' compensation benefits and work-related injuries and illnesses.

Government Benefits

Benefits CheckUp

Provides information about federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health, and a variety of other basic needs.

Govbenefits.gov

Provides information on public benefits by state. It is also has an online screening questionnaire that determines the benefits for which the user may be eligible.

Medicare

A federally funded program that provides medical and prescription coverage for seniors and the disabled.

Social Security Administration

A federal agency that administers benefits to retired and disabled individuals.

Rights and Advocacy

Medicare Rights Center

Assists people who are enrolled in or eligible for Medicare with Medicare rights issues, including accessing benefits on a limited income, benefits counseling, federal Medicare reform advocacy and more.