Financial Assistance For Cancer Patients Who Can Not Work Due to Cancer Treatments

 

The financial hardship that a diagnosis of cancer can bring has the potential to be tremendous.  Many people are unable to work during treatments and without income, it is difficult for many to cover their every day living expenses not to mention all of the added expenses related to having a medical condition like co-pays, RXs, supplements, OTC meds, testing that insurance doesn’t cover.  What are people in this situation to do? 

 

Check out The C.H.A.I.N. Fund, Inc… they provide financial assistance to cancer patients who are unable to work as a result of undergoing strenuous cancer treatments.  The C.H.A.I.N. Fund grants can assist in areas such as mortgage, rent, utilities, doctor visit co-pays, prescriptions co-pays (for cancer drugs only), insurance co-pays, & special food needs.   These grants can not be used for any medical treatments, insurance deductibles, car payments, car insurances, cable television, internet services or cell phones.

 

Click HERE for more information as well as an application.  All assistance is made at the sole discretion ofThe C.H.A.I.N. Fund, Inc.  Assistance is given on an interim basis (up to 12 months at most) and any payments awarded will be  made directly to the recipient’s service providers. Additionally, the following exclusions apply:

  1. You do NOT qualify if you are currently receiving monthly financial aid through your State and/or Social Security Disability Programs OR a local Department of Human Service or Welfare.
  2. You do NOT qualify if you are retired and receiving a monthly pension check from a former employer.
  3. You do NOT qualify if your utility bills are currently being paid through a local Low income Home Energy Assistance Program.

 

 

4 comments

  1. MaryEllen says:

    I think this is wonderful … I wish I would have had this opportunity 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with iii c colon cancer … As a single mom with two young children, taking 2 months off without pay was devastating at a time when I was already running on S T R E S S … Bless you!

  2. sasha says:

    By making few payments of cancer patient when they are unable to generate income will definitely help them. The C.H.A.I.N Fund Inc. is doing a great job by providing financial assistance.

  3. April says:

    This was a wonderful post. I have read quite a bit online concerning financial assistance, but had never heard of the C.H.A.I.N Fund Inc. I am lucky (?) because I do receive Social Security disability on a monthly basis. I know how hard it is and how stressful. Thanks for posting this.

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