Financial / Travel Assistance


Links to resources that offer financial assistance for those dealing with cancer. Medical bills, medications, legal issues, travel, accommodations, costs for treatment, education and employment issues can create financial hardships. The following resources will help in lightening the financial burden of life with cancer.

Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides cancer survivorship education to patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health care professionals, through educational events, a speakers bureau of cancer survivorship experts, and online educational materials and resources. Triage Cancer also offers an educational blog on cancer survivorship topics and late-breaking news, and www.CancerFinances.org, which provides tailored information on how to navigate finances after cancer.

Cancer Financial Coalition

CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. You can search for specific types of assistance as well as resources available for specific types of cancer. http://www.cancerfac.org/

The C.H.A.I.N. Fund Inc.

The C.H.A.I.N. Fund Inc. provides financial assistance to cancer patients in areas such as mortgage, rent, utilities, prescriptions, insurance and special foods needs. Funds are made available to qualified applicants and paid directly to the appropriate vendors. http://www.thechainfund.com/

Benefits Check Up

Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), Benefits Checkup is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Benefits Checkup includes more than 2,000 public and private benefits for things such as prescription drugs, financial assistance, legal assistance, health care and more. https://www.benefitscheckup.org/

Cancer Care Co-Payment Assistance

The Cancer Care Co-Payment Assistance Foundation provides eligible individuals with up to $10,000 per year in co-payment assistance. They currently offer this program to people affected by breast cancer, colon or colorectal cancer, glioblastoma, head and neck cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and renal cell cancer. http://cancercarecopay.org/

Medicare.gov

Official U.S. government site for people with Medicare.

NeedyMeds.com

A site to learn about patient assistance programs and other programs designed to help those who cant afford their medicines.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit case management service that assures access to care, maintenance of employment, and preservation of financial stability for Americans with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating illnesses. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation, visit www.patientadvocate.org. Para la informacion en el eh4ol, haga clic aqui.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Provides a listing of pharmaceutical programs that provide drugs to physicians whose patients could not otherwise afford them.

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief Program

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program provides co-payment assistance for prescription drugs to insured Americans who financially and medically qualify. Services are provided through CPR call counselors, and payments are made to the designated payee upon approval. For more information about the PAF Co-Pay Relief Program, visit www.copays.org.

Social Security Disability Resources

Eligibility.com is a web publisher focused on making government benefit programs easier to understand. The company publishes custom tools, guides, research and statistics on programs that include Medicare, Social Security Disability (SSDI), Unemployment insurance and many more.

Social Security Disability Rights

The goal of SSDRC is to inform readers as to how the disability process works. This includes discussion of the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, the medical and non-medical criteria that is considered to evaluate claims, and the actual process that is employed when cases are approved or denied at different levels of the disability system. Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC)

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