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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Assistance Programs

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Assistance Programs

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an organization that works to support people living with blood cancers through financial assistance, research, advocacy, and education. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs can help people living with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma cover both medical and non-medical costs associated with their treatment. Read on for more information on Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs!

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Assistance Programs: Help With Medical Costs

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a number of generous financial assistance programs for people living with blood cancers. One of their programs, called the Co-Pay Assistance Program, offers funding to cover copayments and coinsurance, insurance premiums, insurance deductibles, lab fees, medications, and other costs

The Co-Pay Assistance Program is open to U.S. citizens who have been diagnosed with a blood cancer by a doctor, who have medical insurance, and whose household income is at or below 600% of the federal poverty line. 

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The good news about this program is that the relatively high income threshold means that more people are eligible to receive assistance. The bad news is that many of the programs under the umbrella of the Co-Pay Assistance Program are fully subscribed and closed to new applicants. A full listing of Co-Pay Assistance Programs, which are each based on specific diagnoses, is available here

You can apply for the Co-Pay Assistance Program here

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Assistance Programs: Help with Non-Medical Costs

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs also include programs to help cover the cost of non-medical expenses. As many of us know, illness can negatively affect our ability to earn money, and make life harder, plain and simple. These Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs offer funding to help defray the cost of non-medical expenses associated with treatment so patients can focus more fully on their recovery. 

The Patient Aid Program offers one-time $100 stipends to help defray costs associated with treatment. According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website, this program is open to anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of blood cancer, who is in active treatment, is scheduled to begin treatment, or is in follow up care. Applicants must reside within the United States and its territories. There are no income requirements associated with this program. 

Applications for the Patient Aid Program can be submitted through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s online portal.

The Urgent Need Program offers $500 stipends that can be used to help cover rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation, car repair, car insurance, phone service, and acute dental work related to treatment.

The Urgent Need Program is broken down into two categories, including a fund for pediatric and young adult applicants, and a fund for adults aged 40 and older. At the time this article was written, the adult fund was closed to new applicants, but the pediatric and young adult fund was open. 

Applicants to this program must be able to demonstrate acute financial need and must have a household income at or below 600% of the federal poverty line. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and may either be insured or uninsured. 

Applications for this program may be submitted through the online portal for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs. 

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Assistance Programs: Help with Travel and Lodging Costs

Many patients undergoing treatment for blood cancers struggle to cover travel and lodging costs associated with their treatment. There are a number of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs that can help. 

Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Programs offer $500 grants to help cover costs associated with treatment-related transportation and lodging for patients and their caregivers. Covered costs may include: ground transportation; tolls; gas; parking; car rental; car maintenance, repairs and parts; air transportation; baggage fees; lodging; and ambulance services. 

To be eligible for these programs, applicants must: 

  • have a diagnosis of a blood cancer which has been confirmed by a doctor
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have a household income which is at or below 600% of the federal poverty line (adjusted for local cost of living)

Further, it does not matter whether applicants are insured or uninsured in order to be considered for these programs. 

There are many Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Programs available, and they are listed state-by-state on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website. Like the Co-Pay Assistance Program outlined earlier in this article, many of the Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Programs are closed to new applicants because they are fully subscribed. However, many still remain open to new applicants, and it is worth taking a close look and applying for the programs in your state that you may be eligible for. 

Applications for this program may be submitted through the online portal for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs. 

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The Susan Lang Pre CAR T-cell Therapy Travel Assistance Program offers financial aid to patients living with blood cancers who are being evaluated to receive CAR T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy that uses altered T cells. 

This program covers up to $2,500 in travel and lodging expenses associated with the initial phases of CAR T-cell therapy. 

To be eligible for this program, applicants must: 

  • have a diagnosis of a blood cancer which has been confirmed by a doctor
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have a household income which is at or below 600% of the federal poverty line (adjusted for local cost of living)

Applications for this program may be submitted through the online portal for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs. 

If you find that you are not eligible for the programs above, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society lists a number of additional resources related to financial assistance. 

While living with illnesses like leukemia and lymphoma can be challenging, we hope these Leukemia & Lymphoma Society assistance programs can help. 

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