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Local Financial Assistance Program (LFA)

Contact Us: (877) 557-2672 | FinancialAssistance@LLS.org

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Local Financial Assistance (LFA) program is available to blood cancer patients, with significant financial need. Those who qualify will receive $500, once every 6 months, to cover the cost of non-medical expenses for the patient and caregiver including: 

  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Child/Eldercare
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Phone
  • Acute dental work 

Please note the following expenses are not covered: alcohol, tobacco, medical/pharmacy expenses, and international travel. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Please note, that state funds may have additional eligibility criteria.

  • Have a household income that is at or below 600 percent of the U.S. federal poverty guidelines as adjusted by the Cost of Living Index (COLI).  You will be asked for your zip code to determine your COLI.
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or U.S. territories.
  • Have a blood cancer diagnosis confirmed by a doctor
    • A patient must be in active treatment, scheduled to begin treatment, or is being monitored by their doctor.
  • Certain funds have an age eligibility requirement. Pediatric funds accept patients from birth to 19 years of age, Young Adult funds accept patients from 20-39 years of age.

 

Available Funding

  • If a fund is listed as Open, please visit the Apply Now section to apply.
  • If a fund is listed as Fully subscribed, it is at maximum capacity, serving those enrolled, and is no longer accepting applications.

Please note: Changes to funds are reflected on this webpage as quickly as possible. For up-to-the-minute fund status, please call (877) 557-2672. If you started an application prior to a fund becoming fully subscribed, please continue with the application.

Local Funds by State

To find your state, click on the first letter of the state’s name:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z 

 

ALASKA

(Open) The Weiden-Linkletter Alaska State Fund
Click here
for a list of eligible zip codes.

ARIZONA

(Fully Subscribed) Arizona State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Arizona Pediatric
(birth to 19 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

CALIFORNIA

(Fully Subscribed) Alameda County CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Bay Area Peninsula CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Greater Sacramento CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Los Angeles County CA 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Napa County CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) North Bay CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) San Diego County CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes

(Fully Subscribed) San Francisco CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Sonoma County CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Southern CA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

COLORADO

(Fully Subscribed) Colorado State 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

DELAWARE

(Fully Subscribed) Delaware State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Delaware Pediatric & Young Adult
(birth to 39 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

FLORIDA

(Fully Subscribed) Greater Fort Myers/Naples FL Area 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Greater Gainesville FL Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Greater Jacksonville FL Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Greater Orlando FL Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Greater  Panhandle Area FL
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Greater Panhandle Area FL Pediatric
(birth to 19 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Greater Sarasota FL Area 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Greater Tampa Bay FL Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) South FL 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) South FL Pediatric & Young Adult
(birth to 39 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

GEORGIA

(Fully Subscribed) Georgia State 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Georgia State Young Adult
(20 to 39 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 HAWAII

(Fully Subscribed) Hawaii State
Click here for a list of eligible zip code

 IDAHO

(Open) Idaho State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

INDIANA

(Fully Subscribed) Central Indiana Young Adult
(20 to 39 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Monroe County IN
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Southeast IN
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 KANSAS

(Fully Subscribed) Kansas State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Kansas City Metro Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Kansas City Metro Area KS Pediatric
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

KENTUCKY

(Fully Subscribed) Kentucky State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Fayette County KY
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Northern KY
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 MARYLAND

(Fully Subscribed) Maryland State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

MASSACHUSETTS

(Open) Essex County MA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) RI State, Bristol & Plymouth County, MA 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

MICHIGAN

(Fully Subscribed) Michigan State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Washtenaw County MI
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

MINNESOTA

(Fully Subscribed) Minnesota State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

MISSOURI

(Fully Subscribed) Missouri State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed)  Kansas City Metro Area MO
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Kansas City Metro Area MO Pediatric
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

MONTANA

(Fully Subscribed) Montana State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

NEVADA

(Open) Nevada State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Open) Rockingham County NH
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes

NEW JERSEY

(Fully Subscribed) New Jersey State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

NEW MEXICO

(Fully Subscribed) New Mexico State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

NEW YORK

(Fully Subscribed) Eastern & Upstate NY Pediatric
(birth to 19 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Buffalo Niagara NY
(birth to 19 years of age & 40 years or older)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Hudson Valley NY
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Syracuse NY
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Western NY Pediatric & Young Adult
(birth to 39 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

NORTH CAROLINA

(Fully Subscribed) North Carolina State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

OHIO

(Fully Subscribed) Ohio State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Akron OH Surrounding Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Cuyahoga County OH 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Miami Valley Dayton OH
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Southwest OH
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 OKLAHOMA

(Fully Subscribed) Oklahoma County OK
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 OREGON

(Fully Subscribed) Oregon State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

PENNSYLVANIA

(Fully Subscribed) Pennsylvania
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Cambria & Somerset County PA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Erie County PA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Northeast & Northcentral PA Pediatric
(birth to 19 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) South Central PA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

SOUTH CAROLINA

(Fully Subscribed) South Carolina State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

TEXAS

(Fully Subscribed) Texas State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Texas Pediatric
(birth to 19 years of age)
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Dallas TX Surrounding Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Ft. Worth TX Surrounding Area
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed)  Harris County TX
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Jones & Taylor County TX
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) South Central TX
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Fully Subscribed) Tarrant County TX
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 UTAH

(Fully Subscribed) Utah State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

VIRGINIA

(Fully Subscribed) Northern VA
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 WASHINGTON

(Fully Subscribed) Washington State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 WASHINGTON DC

(Fully Subscribed) Washington DC
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 WYOMING

(Open) Wyoming State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

Apply Now

STEP 1: Gather the following information:

  • The patient’s demographic information (including their Social Security number and date of birth) and their contact information.
  • If the patient is a minor, you will need a guardian's Social Security number as well.
  • The name of the diagnosis.
  • Household financial income.
  • The name of the treating physician and his/her phone/fax numbers.
  • This information will not be shared and is for verification purposes only.

STEP 2: Contact the program 

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Online Portals: Click Here (24/7, Available in English only)
  • By Phone: (877) 557-2672

Please note: Changes to funds are reflected on this webpage as quickly as possible. For up-to-the-minute fund status, please call (877) 557-2672. If you started an application prior to a fund becoming fully subscribed, please continue with the application.

Certain funds have an age eligibility requirement. Pediatric funds accept patients from birth to 19 years of age, Young Adult funds accept patients from 20-39 years of age

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We Want to Hear How This Program Has Helped You!

We would love to hear how the financial assistance provided by LLS has helped you. Patient stories help us illustrate the impact and importance of this program in the lives of blood cancer patients.

Submit a Story 

To submit a story by mail, please send to:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Patient Financial Assistance Programs
3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573

Thank you for sharing!

Contact Information

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Local Financial Assistance 
PO Box 12268
Newport News, VA 23612
Toll Free Number: (877) 557-2672 
E-mail: FinancialAssistance@LLS.org
Fax: (866) 808-3793

Program Support

LLS is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributions to advance its mission.  Program support is made possible by:

  • Albert & Ethel Herzstein Foundation
  • Alfred E. Mann Charities
  • AllOne Foundation
  • Against the Storm Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Blood Bank of Redwoods Legacy Fund
  • CareSource
  • Chao Siu Family Charitable Fund
  • Chemed Foundation
  • Communities Foundation of Abilene
  • Daniel Magid, Bonnie Roditti, Rachel Scholl
  • Dave Hitz
  • David C. Copley Foundation
  • E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Edward F. Redies Foundations
  • Elevance Health
  • Elisabeth Severance Prentiss
  • Emily Settle Fund
  • FIS
  • Health Foundation of Western and Central New York
  • Ibis Foundation of Arizona
  • Ira & Florita M. Brady Foundation
  • Janet Engelbrecht
  • JDBrooks
  • Kritchman Family Foundation
  • Lee DeShong
  • Lisa Parks Foundation
  • Lynn LeChevalier
  • Meredith A. Cowden Foundation
  • Mike and Claire Shevlin
  • Omeros
  • Providence Swedish
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • Rick and Diana Ostroff
  • Roger Family Foundation
  • Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
  • Shannon & Sean Baird
  • Stacy Simpson
  • The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
  • The Edward G. & Kathryn E. Mader Foundation
  • The Erie County PA LFA
  • The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
  • The Moy Family in loving memory of Darlene Moy
  • Tooley Oil Company
  • Trimont
  • Trevor Loughlin Foundation
  • Troon Foundation
  • Venable Foundation
  • Victor E. and Caroline E. Schutte Foundation
  • Weiden-Linkletter Family

 

Important Information

  • FIRST COME FIRST SERVE: Awards are based on a first-come first-served basis, for as long as funding is available. Submitting the application doesn't guarantee acceptance into the program. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified of your status.
  • FREEDOM OF CHOICE: You have complete freedom to choose doctors, providers, suppliers, insurance companies, and treatment-related medications. You can make changes to these at any time without affecting your continued eligibility.
  • AVAILABLE FUNDING: As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our sponsors. Program continuation is dependent on the availability of funds and the program could be modified or discontinued at any time if funding is limited or no longer available. Please visit our website in the future to become aware of new funding.
  • UPDATE DUE TO COVID-19: For new applicants, in the event that you are unable to get your doctor to sign off on the Diagnosis Verification Form for your application, we will accept a portion of your electronic medical record (EMR) or other documentation that shows the diagnosis/ICD-10 code. Please note, that this is a temporary workaround given the national health emergency.
  • PATIENT ASSISTANCE BENEFITS & TAXABLE INCOME: As a charity, LLS is exempt from federal income tax and individuals who receive assistance from a charity to meet their personal needs do not generally have to pay federal income tax on the value of the assistance they receive. With this being said it should not affect their ability to receive financial assistance from the government or affect their income taxes.