The Lea’s Foundation
Patient Services


Medical Assistance Program
RESTRICTED TO CT PATIENTS AND TO NON-RESIDENTS BEING TREATED IN CONNECTICUT HOSPITALS

This program is covered under our broad program of Patient Services and is designed to assist patients and their families, to help defray the non-insured cost of expensive treatments for blood related cancers. Grants given under this program are for expenses of up to $1,500 and limited to two grants per fiscal year to any one applicant.Diseases covered are leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and other malignant diseases of the bone marrow.

Applications for assistance are sent to those requesting financial aid whose diagnosis falls within the Foundation’s guidelines and are confirmed by a qualified physician. All financial aid applications require approval by the board of directors or the Patient Services Committee established by the Board..

Financial aid covers the cost of medical services, medications specific to the patient’s disease beyond insurance coverage, travel expense for public transportation, personal auto at $.25 per mile, parking, tolls, office visits and limited housing for special circumstances after review.

Financial aid award limits will be reviewed and set each fiscal year by a vote of the board of directors.

After each award has been fully utilized, patient families may apply for additional awards. Total awards granted to a single applicant during any one fiscal year shall be determined by a vote of the Board of Directors.

You can download the Application here

 

Life Assistance Program

This program is covered under our broad program of Patient Services and is designed to assist patients and their families, to help defray the non-insured, non-medical expenses encountered while obtaining treatment for Leukemia and its related cancers.

A “Life Assistance Program” would provide for up to $1.000 for non-medical expenses incurred because of the needs created by having Leukemia and its related diseases. Expenses covered by this assistance program include but are not limited to:

  • Utility cost
  • Mortgage or rental cost
  • Family member travel to assist patient
  • Non-medical cost such as Child Care and home schooling expenses.

Applications for assistance are sent to those requesting financial aid whose diagnosis falls within the Foundation’s guidelines and are confirmed by a qualified physician. Applicants who have applied for medical financial aid need not repeat the physician verification Process for the Life Assistance program. All financial aid applications require approval by the board of directors or the Patient Services Committee established by the Board.

Total funds available for these grants will be reviewed and set each fiscal year by the board of directors.

After each award has been fully utilized, patient families may apply for additional awards. Grant awards shall be authorized in amounts of up to $1,000.00 per grant. Total awards granted to a single applicant during any one fiscal year shall not exceed two grants. Total grants from the combined programs of Life Assistance and Medical Assistance programs in Patient Services shall not exceed three grants in any one fiscal year.

Wherever possible the Foundation prefers to make payments directly to the providers and looks at applicant reimbursement only as a second means of payment.

Financial aid assistance is limited to expenses not covered by all insurances and fund raising activities for the patient. Any exceptions to the program limits must be approved by a vote of the Board of Directors.

You can download the Application here