Applying for health insurance or filing health insurance claims can be a full-time job and extremely overwhelming to patients, their caregivers and families. There are many excellent guides and tools available to help in working through these challenges and determining which resources are available to them.The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers the following financial assistance programs to help individuals with blood cancer.
For a summary of all LLS Patient Financial Assistance Programs, click here.
Patient Financial Assistance Programs
Patient Financial Aid (Closed to applications)
The LLS Patient Aid Program provides $100 to eligible blood cancer patients to help offset expenses.
Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program
LLS's Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program is available to blood cancer patients, with significant financial need, who may qualify to receive financial assistance for approved expenses which include: ground transportation, air travel, and lodging related expenses.
Urgent Need Program
LLS's Urgent Need Program provides eligible patients assistance for non-medical expenses including rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation, car repair, car insurance, phone service, and acute dental work related to treatment. Eligible patients will receive a grant of $500, once within a 12 month period. At the end of the 12 month period, patients can reapply.
Other Financial Aid
For information about other financial aid, click here.
Co-Pay Assistance Program
LLS's Co-Pay Assistance Program offers financial support toward the cost of co-pays for insurance and covered prescription drugs, and insurance premiums. Patients must qualify both medically and financially for this program. Access the Copayment Assistance Resource Guide for Blood Cancer Patients for additional co-pay assistance resources.
- Finances and Insurance Coverage
- Employment Rights of Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's free booklet, Cancer and Your Finances
- Contact an LLS Information Specialist for more information.