hide my visit

Other Health & Benefit Issues

Follow these steps to search for legal information and forms.

Step 2: Choose a Toolkit or Article.

A Toolkit includes Forms, Instructions, Frequently Asked Questions and related Articles. Toolkits have this symbol:

An Article provides basic information about a topic. Some Articles include Forms. Articles have this symbol:

This article is intended to help advocates and others who help people who experience the often difficult transition from incarceration to the dominant society. It summarizes some of the legal hurdles caused by a criminal record and provides guidance on how to effectively manage these barriers to re-entry. It is written by...
This article provides information about advance directives such as Directives to Physicians, Medical Power of Attorneys, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article tells you about your options if you are facing bankruptcy, you have options. This article was written by a TexasLawHelp volunteer. 
This article provides information on What COBRA Insurance is and how it can benefit you, as well as other information. This article was provided by the U.S Department of Labor.
This article contains information about your rights to birth control in the context of access, health insurance, and programs to help you get birth control. This content comes from Jane's Due Process, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, and Healthcare.gov. 
This toolkit tells veterans how they may be able to apply for VA Health Benefits if they do not have the health benefits due to their discharge characterization.      IMPORTANT: This procedure does not result in a discharge upgrade.  Only health benefits are the goal.  The VA only reviews the applicant’s military record to...
This article contains information on a way certain non-parents can be allowed to consent to medical treatment of a minor child. This article was developed by the Texas Kincare Taskforce. Links to a FORM to consent to medical treatment by a non-parent is included. 
This article provides information on death and burial benefits in Texas. This article was provided by the Texas Department of Insurance.
This article contains information and answers about directives to physicians. These are different from a Medical Power of Attorney. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article contains information about disability rights regarding disability and discharge. This article was provided by Disability Rights Texas.
This article tells you about the American with Disabilities Act, disability anti-discrimination laws, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This TexasLawHelp.org article highlights a handbook on Texas elder law. The Elder Law Handbook covers information such as powers of attorney, guardianship, Medicaid, wills, and more. It was written by the Houston Bar Association. 
This article tells you about your rights as an employee to unemployment and a final paycheck, and more. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.   
This article answers questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is adapted from content written by the United States Department of Labor, in its FMLA Fact Sheet.
This article tells you about guardianship, what it is and the various rights and responsibilities related to it. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article provides information about HIPAA and how it can benefit you. This article is from the U.S Department of Labor.
This article tells the hospital visitation rights family members and dependents have to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) persons. This article was written by Human Rights Campaign. 
This article provides information about what TDI can help with, what to do before you file a complaint, as well as other information. This article was provided by The Texas Department of Insurance.
This article tells the various ways you could be directly affected if a thief takes your name as their health information. Specifically, it shows how to detect medical identity theft, correcting mistakes in your medical record and more. This article was written by the Federal Trade Commission.
This article provides information on elder care and Medicare. This article is excerpted from the web site of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.