I need a new prosthesis, but cannot afford one. Is there funding assistance available?

There are several professional and nonprofit organizations that may help:

American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. By phone— 571-431-0876, on the Web–go to www.aopanet.org. Type your state's name in the “AOPA Member Directory Search Box,” and you will find a list of companies belonging to that organization.

The Amputee Coalition of America. By phone–888-267-5669, on the Web—go to the Amputee Colaition website, and click on “Financial help/funding” to see the information sheet titled "Financial Assistance for Prostheses and Other Assistive Devices." It lists information about insurance and Medicaid, and also lists about 12 non-profit organizations that might offer assistance.

Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services, etc. (titles vary by state) By phone—look in the yellow pages under "Government, State" or in a separate section in front of the white pages that lists state government offices. On the Web—Vocational Rehabilitation contact information.”