A brain injury can cause many changes in your life. One you may not think about right away is financial management.
The Brain Injury Association of America explains that you will have medical-repeated expenses to work into your budget and you may have cognitive impairments due to your injury that will make financial management more difficult. Here is a look at some things that you may want to do to help you with managing finances.
Revise your budget
One of your first moves may be to review your budget to work in the new expenses and changes due to the brain injury. You may need to make cuts to afford the new expenses or adjust due to a loss of income. Adjusting your budget can get you on the right track.
Discuss finances with your healthcare providers
Let your doctors and other medical providers know that you have concerns about the cost of treatments. They may be able to find alternative options that are more affordable. Your doctor may also be willing to review your treatments more often to assure you only get those you need.
Look for help
You may qualify for financial assistance through your medical provider or through other services. If your brain injury was the result of an accident, you may also be able to seek compensation through the court. The liable person may have to pay your damages if you can get an order in your favor.
Living with a brain injury does not have to be as stressful. Getting your finances in order will do a lot to help you decrease stress and improve your situation.