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North Dakota Association for the Disabled

Benefit Category: State
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Helping Others to Help Themselves

NDAD -- the North Dakota Association for the Disabled -- is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1975 by concerned citizens for the purpose of assisting people with disabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies. 

Financial Loan Program:

The purpose of NDAD's Financial Loan Program is to expand personal financing options for North Dakotans with a disability to purchase assistive devices and services. Individuals who may have difficulty obtaining conventional financing may be eligible for financing through this low-interest program, provided in association with Alerus Financial.

Finanical Assistance:

These NDAD funds can be used for:

  •     Prescription medication
  •     Medical equipment and supplies
  •     Accessibility
  •     Medical travel expenses
  •     Personal attendant care
  •     Transportation
  •     Recreational activities

Borrow Equipment

NDAD offers a loan program to people at no charge to borrow a piece of durable medical equipment for up to three months. This program is available through NDAD's Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Williston offices. 

ND Organ Transplant Fund

In addition to NDAD's direct financial assistance for organ transplant recipients and donors, NDAD administers the North Dakota Organ Transplant Fund.

This fund was established by the North Dakota Legislature in 1991 to provide funds to help individuals alleviate demonstrated financial needs related to costs associated with transplant operations not normally covered by insurance.
Dollars for the Organ Transplant Fund are generated from state income tax refunds of less than $5.
Recreational Activities

You need not be an athlete for your body and mind to benefit from movement and exercise. They are important parts of staying happy and healthy -- whatever your functional capabilities.

Contact NDAD at (800) 532-NDAD (-6323) or one of NDAD's four offices if you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance for costs associated with an organ transplant.

Contact: 1-800-532-6323 http://ndad.org/contact/


Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).