Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund
Breast cancer can be very expensive, especially for those with limited incomes. The COVID-19 health crisis has created increased financial hardship for many people, including those with breast cancer. Living Beyond Breast Cancer has expanded our financial assistance program to serve the national breast cancer community through one-time grants meant to help decrease financial burden.
We appreciate your interest in the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund. The availability of grants varies according to funding and the number of applications received.
At this time, we are not able to accept new applications. The application will open on Wednesday, October 20th at 10 AM EST. Please check back at that time. For your reference, additional program information and eligibility requirements are below.
There isn’t anything for you to do in regard to the actual application today. The application is 100% online. (IT IS NOT PRINTABLE. IT IS NOT VIEWABLE UNTIL IT OPENS). Once we reach our maximum, the grant will be closed.
Grants can be used for living expenses such as mortgage, rent, utilities, and car payments. Grants range from $500 - $1,000 based on individual circumstances and as funding allows. Please note that grants cannot be used to cover medical expenses. Grant funds are paid directly to vendors/billers (EX: Mortgage Lender, Electric Company, etc.). No funds are given directly to the applicant. This is not an emergency fund, and we make every effort to process applications within 6-8 weeks of submission.
THIS IS A 2-STEP PROCESS: The person applying has to complete the application and a member of your healthcare team has to complete the Healthcare Provider Verification Form. Before applying, please read the eligibility guidelines listed below.
The Healthcare Provider Verification Form can ONLY be completed by a member of your healthcare team (your social worker, nurse navigator, doctor, etc.), and can be completed NOW. A nurse navigator, social worker, healthcare provider or another member of your cancer team must confirm their breast cancer diagnosis by completing the Healthcare Provider Verification Form. A delay in receiving the verification form may affect the application review timeline.
To ensure we reach as many individuals as possible, we are presently only able to provide grants to people who have not previously received these funds in the past. In order to apply, you must also:
1. Be in active treatment for early stage breast cancer or living with metastatic breast cancer. For applicants with early stage breast cancer, priority is given to those diagnosed within the past 12 months, but consideration will also be given to those diagnosed up to 18 months ago.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer defines active treatment as chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and targeted therapies. We do not consider long-term hormonal therapies, such as tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors, to be active treatment. We define metastatic breast cancer as breast cancer that has traveled away from the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body, such as the bones, lungs, liver, or brain.
2. Be experiencing financial need due to breast cancer treatment. You may apply for a grant if your household income is under 400% of the U.S. Federal Poverty Level. Priority for grant approval will be extended to those individuals demonstrating the highest level of financial need.
If you would like to determine whether your household is at 400% or less of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), you can use the NeedyMeds FPL calculator (do not use commas when entering your income).
3. Live within one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
Donate to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund to help us support even more people affected by breast cancer.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 855-807-6386, press #2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our generous COVID-19 Response corporate sponsors and partners
National Fund Sponsors:
The Orsher Family: Rob, Andrea, James, Kerstin, Aaron, and Rebecca
Eisai USA Foundation
The Paula A. Seidman Fund/Alan Saltiel
All individuals who contributed to the LBBC Fund
Cis B. Golder Family and Friends
Nancy Ann Ranken Moffitt in honor of Brannon R. Claytor, M.D.
Sweet Jane’s Wish Fund of the Chester County Community Foundation