Financial Assistance for Multiple Sclerosis DMT Medication & Housing

Photo by Myrian Zilles

As a teacher, my medical insurance and then disability have always covered my #multiplesclerosis disease-modifying treatment (DMT) medication. I know what a blessing this has been, and I often think of those #MSwarriors less fortunate than me when it comes to coverage. I have news for you if you are an MSer with less than stellar prescription coverage – there is help.

The National MS Society has a “Patient Assistance Program” page with information on all the #MS DMTs available, the contact information for each company, and links to financial assistance options offered. If you are in need and do not meet their requirements, write a letter stating why you believe you should be considered anyway. The answer is always no if you do not ask.

The National MS Society created the “Accessible Housing: A Guide for People with MS.” This guide provides a wealth of information about finding housing, modifying the house you have to meet disability needs, subsidized housing information, and other housing option ideas. If you or someone you know has a disability and is struggling with housing issues, check out this information. The article “What to Know About the Multiple Sclerosis Housing Benefit” on Healthline also covers options, creating barrier-free homes, financial resources, scams, and a list of resources.

Wyoming Jeeper Melissa Cook April 10, 2022

Hours before a Wyoming spring blizzard struck our area, Elgin and I went for a Jeep ride in the hills to find the perfect location for Friday’s Wyoming Jeepers photo shoot. It will be interesting to see how different it looks after the snow. I feel blessed to live an adventurous life. Check out our latest shows by clicking here.

Wyoming Jeepers Bear Hunting (with a camera) on Phelps Mountain – August 2022

Monday, I wasn’t feeling the best and wondered if I was coming down with COVID. Who else wonders if they have COVID every time they feel a little under the weather these days? Then I realized I stayed up hours past my bedtime working on an article the night before, which explained it. MS does not forgive me when I miss my sleep. I’m happy to report I am well today, and I do not have COVID, just MS reminding me not to push my limits.


Healthline. “What to Know About the Multiple Sclerosis Housing Benefit.” April 11, 2022.

Myriam Zilles. Feature image. April 11, 2022.

National MS Society. “Patient Assistance Programs.” April 11, 2022.

National MS Society. “Accessible Housing: A Guide for People with MS.” April 11, 2022

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.