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Patient Access Network - Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers questions about eligibility requirements for medication copayment assistance from Patient Access Network (PAN), how to submit an application, required financial and medical documents, PAN's approval process, and more.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Patient Access Network Foundation

Benefits.gov

Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Find information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor

Financial and Support Services for Cancer Patients

View more than 100 organizations nationwide that provide emotional, practical, and financial support services for people with cancer and their families.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH National Cancer Institute

Adoption Benefits FAQ

Find answers to fourteen frequently asked questions about the adoption credit.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Internal Revenue Service

Apply for an Eyeglass Voucher

If you need eyeglasses, cannot afford them and do not have insurance that pays for glasses, you may submit an application to New Eyes' voucher program to your social worker or caseworker.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

New Eyes for the Needy, Inc.

Assistance with Insurance Issues

The organizations listed here help consumers understand how different health insurance plans work and how to locate resources for health coverage programs.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute - NHGRI

Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program

The Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to childhood cancer survivors who are under 25 and diagnosed prior to age 18 as they pursue their dreams of a college education.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

National Children's Cancer Society

CancerCare: Financial Help for People with Cancer

CancerCare provides financial assistance to help with cancer-related costs, including transportation, homecare, childcare, and pain medication.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Cancer Care

Coping with Cancer: Financial, Insurance, and Legal Information

Information for cancer patients and their families on finding financial help, insurance coverage, support organizations, and end-of-life planning.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Disease-Based Assistance

Disease-based assistance (DBA) programs help with costs associated with specific diseases or types of diseases. Search by the type of disease or condition to find all the programs that can help you.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NeedyMeds

Financial Aid for Eye Care

Find a listing of state and national resources that regularly provide financial aid to people with vision problems.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Eye Institute - NEI

Financial Aid for Patients

The Bone Marrow Foundation’s Patient Aid Program lessens the burden of transplant-related expenses, offering direct financial assistance. Learn about the program.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Bone Marrow Foundation

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Resources for Students with LD

Supporting your child with LD will impact your wallet. Your child may need a tutor for extra academic support or a counselor to help build some social skills, or you and your teen may be looking ahead to college. Take heart: resources are available.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Financial Assistance for Childhood Cancer

The economic burden of childhood cancer can be overwhelming for parents. Learn is you are eligible for financial assistance from The National Children's Cancer Society.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

National Children's Cancer Society

Financial Assistance for Hearing Aids and Personal Assistive Technology

Learn about financial assistance that is available to those who need hearing aids and other personal assistive technology.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Hearing Loss Association of America

Financial Assistance for Prostheses and Other Assistive Devices

Find organizations that provide financial assistance to individuals unable to afford costs related to prosthetic fitting and durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, ramps, and other adaptive equipment.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Amputee Coalition of America

Financial Help for Diabetes Care

An overview of financial resources that may be helpful in diabetes care: Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurance. Includes suggestions for obtaining help from local resources.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Financial Help for Treatment of Kidney Failure

This article provides an overview of financial help that may be available for the treatment of kidney failure through Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, and private insurance.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Financial Support for Cancer Care

Medical bills, medications, legal issues, travel and accommodation costs for treatment, and education and employment issues, can create financial hardships for cancer patients and their families. Find links to resources that offer financial assistance for those dealing with cancer.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

ManageCancer.org

Find Disaster Assistance

This site provides information for the prevention and recovery of disasters. Find Disaster Assistance for families, farmers, ranchers, and small businesses.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Rural Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Free/Low-Cost/Sliding-Scale Clinics

The 10,479 clinics in this database are free, low cost, low cost with a sliding scale based on income, or offer some type of financial assistance. Find a health clinic near you.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NeedyMeds

Fundraising for Transplant Patients

If you are a transplant patient— solid organ, bone marrow or stem cell, NTAF is available to help you raise funds in your community to pay for uninsured medical expenses related to your care.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

HelpHOPELive

Help for You and Your Family

Find links to a variety of financial and support resources available for families, refugees, Native Americans, individuals with developmental disabilities, youth and more.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families

Home Care for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients often feel more comfortable and secure being cared for at home. Learn about home care services and financial assistance available from public and private sources.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

HRSA Health Professions: Scholarships & Loans

If you are a student or health professional seeking information regarding scholarships, loans or loan repayment, find information about HRSA's financial assistance programs.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

In Pain, Out of Work and Can't Pay the Bills: A Resource Directory for People with CRPS

Anyone who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or has a family member afflicted with CRPS, knows how physically and emotionally devastating it can be. This directory is designed to help people with RSDS/CRPS.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Financial Support

Learn about financial aid and prescription assistance available for qualified patients with a blood cancer diagnosis.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Living and Working with Disabilities: Tax Benefits and Credits- (PDF)

Learn about tax credits and benefits available to qualifying taxpayers with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, and businesses or other entities wishing to accommodate persons with disabilities.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Internal Revenue Service

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assistance with Heating and Cooling Costs

LIHEAP is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. Read more to find out if you are elgibile for the program, and where to apply for assistance.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State Agencies

LIHEAP is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP operates in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and the U.S. territories. Find your State LIHEAP agency by clicking on the State’s name.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Modest Needs Org: Search Other Resources

Modest Needs' Resources database is a user-contributed list of helpful organizations and programs. The entries on this page have been listed by registered users of Modest Needs and are provided for information only.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Modest Needs Foundation

National Financial Resources Guidebook for Patients

This guide offers information for patients seeking financial relief for a broad range of needs including housing, utilities, food, transportation to medical treatment, and children's resources.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Patient Advocate Foundation

Navigating Cancer Care: Financial Considerations

If you are a person with cancer, understanding what costs to expect before starting treatment can help you manage your finances. Learn about the financial cost of cancer in the US and how your health care team can help you.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

American Society of Clinical Oncology

NeedyMeds: First-Time Users

NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs. Read this page to learn more about the programs.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NeedyMeds

Overview: Patient Access Network Foundation- (PDF)

Patient Access Network helps underinsured patients access needed medications through co-payment assistance. PAN provides financial assistance in 28 oncology, chronic and rare disease funds, including multiple myeloma, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Patient Access Network Foundation

PAF's Scholarships for Survivors

Learn about the scholarships for individuals, under the age of 25, that are or have been diagnosed with cancer or a critical or life threatening disease.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Aid Program: Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

The Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc. provides financial aid to leukemia patients and their families to help cover approved medications and lab fees incurred in treating leukemia.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

Patient and Family Support: Amyloidosis Support Network

Find a list of organizations offering finanical support for amyloidosis patients and their families. Call 866-404-7539 or 847-350-7540 for information on regional support groups.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Amyloidosis Foundation, Inc.

Patient Grants: Financial Help for Kidney Patients

The American Kidney Fund helps more than 87,000 kidney patients in the United States with health insurance premiums and other treatment-related expenses that insurance does not cover.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

American Kidney Fund

Prostate Cancer Foundation: Financial Resources

Here is a list of resources for patients and their families to help with the cost of treatments, medical supplies and legal issues.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Rental Assistance

Learn more about renting and HUD rental assistance programs. Contact a housing counseling agency at (800) 569-4287.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

HUD USER, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Rental Help In Your State

Find affordable rentals and special needs housing, get help with your utility bills, and more.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

HUD USER, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Requesting Help from Modest Needs

Modest Needs' grant programs are designed primarily to assist individuals and families who generally are able to pay their monthly bills with no help from anyone and who are facing a financial crisis because they've encountered a single, unexpected expense they just can't afford on their own.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Modest Needs Foundation

Scholarships for Cancer Survivors

Here is a list of scholarships that are available to cancer survivors. Please note that these scholarships are not the only ones available.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Patient Advocate Foundation

The National Craniofacial Association: How Do I Pay the Bills?

Dealing with the cost of medical treatment for your child can be overwhelming. Here is information about how to deal with health insurance companies and where to go for help to finance health care.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association

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