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How to Get Financial Assistance From Spare Key

How to Get Financial Assistance From Spare Key

Wondering how to get financial assistance from Spare Key? Having a critically ill or injured family member is scary and stressful enough. Trying to find ways to make sure your housing and other bills are paid for while dealing with such an awful thing is even worse. Luckily, Spare Key may be able to help you. Here’s the rundown on what Spare Key does and how it can help.

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What is Spare Key?

Spare Key is a crowdfunded organization that helps families with critically ill or injured relatives pay the bills. If your application is accepted, your family’s story will be shared on the helpmebounce.com website along with Spare Key’s social media platforms for six months in order to gain donations for your family’s bills. If six months pass and you did not reach your goal or you still need financial aid, you can reapply to Spare Key.

In the list below are ways Spare Key says it is different from most other organizations like it.

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  • No income guidelines. You do not have to make a certain amount of money in order to qualify for the program.
  • No distinction is made between types of illness or injury. The focus is on the length of the hospital stay, not what your family member is experiencing.
  • An easy, simple application process. Spare Key says it takes an hour or less to fill out its application form.
  • Frequency of eligibility. Whether you need to pay your rent, mortgage, car payment, utilities, or other major financial obligation, Spare Key can help.
Wondering how to get financial assistance from Spare Key? This happy family can help!
By Unsplash user Jonathan Borba.

Do I qualify?

You must meet the following criteria in order to be able to apply for Spare Key’s assistance.

  • The medical care of your family member must have resulted in a demonstrable, large increase in expenses
  • The medical care of your family member must have resulted in an evidenced and significant loss of income
  • Must have a medical professional or social worker certify that your family member is experiencing a serious injury or critical illness

You can read more about the Spare Key help guidelines by clicking here.

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If you have any questions about qualifications or your application, you can email [email protected] or call (952) 406-8872.

How do I apply?

To apply for Spare Key’s assistance through their Help Me Bounce program, you will have to register for an account, complete an application, and sign a waiver. Please be sure to gather important documents before starting the application process so that you can complete it smoothly and efficiently.

Please keep in mind that by applying, you are agreeing to have the information about your family below shared by Spare Key if you are accepted into the program for the sake of gathering funds for your family.

  • Brief public story
  • Communication / updates about how the injury or illness is affecting the applicant
  • Photos of family and applicant
  • Amount of funding goal payments
  • Family name and state
  • Any other information provided during the application process that is relevant and important to raising funds

When ready, you can register for an account and then proceed to filling out the application by clicking here. Spare Key reports that its application process takes less than an hour to fill out.

If you have any questions about qualifications or your application, you can email [email protected] or call (952) 406-8872.

Where else can I find help?

Here are some other resources from Low Income Relief that may be of assistance.

Prefer videos to articles? Try the Low Income Relief YouTube channel!

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As a third-year English major with years of researching and writing experience, Chloe uses her experience and her passion for helping others to help you get the financial aid you deserve.