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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 to cover the cost of non-medical expenses for the patient and caregiver including: 

  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Child/Elder care
  • 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, 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
    • Patient must be in active treatment, scheduled to begin treatment, or is being monitored by their doctor.

 

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.

 

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) Alaska State
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

ARIZONA

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

CALIFORNIA

(Fully Subscribed) Los Angeles County 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

(Open) Delaware State
Click here or a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Delaware Pediatric & Young Adult
Click here or a list of eligible zip codes.

FLORIDA

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

(Open) Southwest FL 
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

GEORGIA

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

INDIANA

(Open) Southeast IN
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) Northern KY
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 MASSACHUSETTS

(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.

MINNESOTA

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

MONTANA

(Fully Subscribed) Montana State
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.

(Fully Subscribed) Camden County
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

(Open) Eastern & Upstate NY Pediatric
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

(Open) Syracuse NY
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) Hamilton County OH
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

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

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

 OREGON

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

PENNSYLVANIA

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

(Open) Northeast & Northcentral PA Pediatric
Click here for a list of eligible zip codes.

 RHODE ISLAND

(Fully Subscribed) RI State, Bristol & Plymouth county, MA
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.

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

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

 WASHINGTON

(Fully Subscribed) Oregon & Washington 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 Social Security number as well.
  • The name of the diagnosis.
  • Household financial income.
  • The name of 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: There is a separate portal for the Co-Pay Assistance Program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs about the Program

 

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 individual, foundation and corporate contributions to advance its mission.  Program support made possible by:

  • AllOne Foundation
  • Boca Rio Foundation
  • Chemed Foundation
  • Cindy Scheehle Millsaps & Darrin Millsaps in memory of Mike Scheehle 
  • Communities Foundation of Abilene
  • Creel Family Philanthropies
  • Dabo's ALL IN TEAM Foundation
  • Dan and JoAnne Coolidge
  • Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation
  • Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation
  • George "Randy" Henderson & Friends
  • H-E-B
  • Highmark BCBS Delaware BluePrints for the Community
  • L Dub's Love
  • Lainie's Angels
  • Mark Sponseller
  • Max Landwirth
  • Meredith A. Cowden Foundation
  • Mike Shevlin
  • Omeros
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe (PYT)
  • The Pray Family Foundation
  • Tony Cook and DCPG Memorial Fund
  • ProMedica
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • Rick Ostroff
  • Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
  • Sam and Peggy Johnson Family Charitable Fund
  • Snyder Fleet Solutions
  • Subaru
  • The Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation 
  • The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
  • University Hospitals Health System
  • Vivian L. Smith Foundation
  • Willard L. and Ruth P. Eccles Foundation

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 in 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, 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.