Am I Eligible For Assistance?
If you reside within Bartow, Cobb, Carroll, Cherokee, Douglas, Paulding, or Pickens AND are currently in active cancer related you are eligible for assistance
What is Considered as Active Treatment?
Active treatment is any form of chemotherapy, radiation, or cancer related surgery. This does NOT INCLUDE long-term hormonal therapies such as Tamoxifen, Arimidex, etc
How Do I Apply For Assistance?
Easy! Simply call us at 770-590-5153 or email us at [email protected]
if you meet our eligibility requirements listed above to start your application process.
Once I Apply What Happens?
Once we have your information, we send a Statement of Treatment form to your oncologist to verify your diagnosis. Typically this step takes about 5 business days depending on the oncologist’s office. Once we hear back we will contact you to inform you of the next step.
What If I Am No Longer In Treatment?
We understand the long term impact post treatment is unavoidable and we wish to help make the transition as easy as possible. We will continue to provide assistance up to 18 months from the last date of active treatment or cancer related surgery.
How Long Am I Able To Receive Assistance?
While we consider our program a form of crisis assistance, we acknowledge some diagnoses may require long term treatment. Eligibility is on a year long cycle, once the year is completed you are eligible to reapply following the same criteria as the initial application.
How Often Am I Able To Request Assistance
You are able to request financial assistance as often as you are in need. However, we typically are only able to fulfill one request at a time depending on the number of requests each week as well as the amount of funds we have available.
How Much Assistance Can I Receive?
As a client you are eligible to receive up to $600 in a year. This amount is not guaranteed however our goal is to be able to meet the needs of each client. We may also refer you to other resources for additional assistance.
What Type Of Assistance Can I Receive?
We offer a variety of financial assistance in the form of basic bill payments (i.e. gas, water, electricity, phone, etc.) that are paid directly to the utility companies on behalf of the patient. We also assist with gas, grocery, and transportation cards as part of the $600.
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