Financial Aid Funds

This independent division of Patient Advocate Foundation provides small grants to patients who meet financial and medical criteria. Grants are provided on first-come first served basis and are distributed until funds are depleted. Qualifications and processes for each fund may differ based on fund requirements.

Eligibility is different for each specific fund, refer to the program details to identify if criteria is met.  The purpose of each fund is defined in the fund details. 

This independent division of Patient Advocate Foundation provides small grants to patients who meet financial and medical criteria. Grants are provided on first-come first served basis and are distributed until funds are depleted. Qualifications and processes for each fund may differ based on fund requirements. Patients who are interested in applying for financial assistance should start by calling this division toll free at (855) 824-7941 or by registering your account and submitting an application online here.

Open Funds

These open funds are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funds immediately.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma Financial Aid Fund

Patients diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcinoma

The fund supports patients who have been diagnosed with the rare form of skin cancer known as Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC). Once approved, the financial fund provides one-time assistance of $450 to cover transportation-related expenses connected to treatment appointments. Eligible patients include those who are undergoing active treatment, have received treatment within the previous 6 months, or will be receiving treatment in the next 60 days. Each patient must meet household income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation in order to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund. 

Register and apply online here.

Fully Allocated Funds

Once a fund becomes fully allocated, PAF is unable to process applications that are pending or accept new applications at that time.  Should additional funding become available in the future, it will be necessary for patients to re-apply at that time. 

Metastatic Melanoma & Metastatic Lung Cancer Transportation Financial Aid Fund - FULLY ALLOCATED as of February 13, 2018

Metastatic Melanoma & Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients

The fund supports patients currently diagnosed with metastatic melanoma or metastatic lung cancer. Once approved, the financial fund provides a $300 grant to cover transportation-related expenses connected to treatment appointments. Eligible patients include those who are undergoing active treatment, will be in the next 60 days or who have been in treatment within the last 6 months. Each patient must meet income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation in order to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund. 

Multiple Myeloma Transportation Financial Aid Fund - FULLY ALLOCATED as of January 8, 2018

Multiple Myeloma Patients

The fund supports patients who have been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Once approved, the financial fund provides a $300 grant to cover transportation-related expenses connected to treatment appointments. Eligible patients include those who are undergoing active treatment, will be in the next 60 days or who have been in treatment within the last 6 months. Each patient must meet household income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation in order to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund. 

Metastatic Breast Cancer Financial Aid Fund - FULLY ALLOCATED as of April 16, 2018

Patients diagnosed with Stage III or Stage IV Breast Cancer

Supporting Stage III and Stage IV breast cancer patients, this financial fund provides a $600 grant specifically to cover various non-medical related expenses connected to treatment, including transportation assistance, food, utilities, housing expenses or pre-burial expenses. Each patient must meet income guidelines and provide documentation of current active treatment or treatment within the last 6 months in order to finalize the application.  Review the program disclaimer for this fund. 

LEISHLine Financial Aid Fund - FULLY ALLOCATED as of June 18, 2018

Patients diagnosed with ARDS, TSS, and/or Sepsis

The fund supports patients who have been diagnosed and treated for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), and/or Sepsis within the last 12 months. Once approved, the financial fund provides a one-time $1,000 grant to cover expenses related to transportation, housing and lodging, utilities, or food /nutrition needs. Each patient must meet income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation in order to finalize the application. This fund is an exclusive program of and fully funded by the Begin Again Foundation in connection with their LEISHLine program to support patients.  Review the program disclaimer for this fund. 

Register and apply online here

Heart Valve Financial Aid Fund - FULLY ALLOCATED as of June 15, 2018

Patients diagnosed with a heart valve disorder

The fund supports patients who have been diagnosed with a qualifying heart valve condition or disorder and who are currently receiving treatment, been in treatment within last 6 months or starting treatment within 60 days. Once approved, the financial fund provides a one-time $400 grant to help offset the out-of-pocket expenses associated with transportation and lodging expenses related to heart valve treatments. Each patient must meet household income guidelines and provide diagnosis documentation in order to finalize the application. Review the program disclaimer for this fund.

Register and apply online here