Financial Assistance

There are many types of financial assistance available to cancer patients. You and your social worker can decide on the right option for your individual situation.

Medicare
Coverage for people 65 or older, younger people with disabilities and those on kidney dialysis. To learn more, visit www.medicare.gov or call (800) 633-4227.

Medicaid
Medical benefits for people with limited income. To learn more, visit www.michigan.gov/mdch or call The Department of Human Services at 855-275-6424 (855-ASK-MICH). 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Financial assistance is available for eligible patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma or other blood disorders. To learn more, visit www.leukemia-lymphoma.org or call (800) 955-4572 or (616) 235-4850.

Veterans Benefits
For those who are veterans, Veterans Benefits offers comprehensive health care, prescription drug coverage and more. To learn more, visit www.va.gov or call (800) 827-1000.

Social Security Disability
This is an income replacement program for those who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disabling condition. To learn more, visit our Social Security Disability Programs page, www.ssa.gov/disability or call (800) 772-1213.

Supplemental Security Income
This program offers monthly cash benefits for low-income people who are disabled, blind or age 65 or older. To learn more, visit www.ssa.gov or call (800) 772-1212.

You may be eligible for other types of financial assistance which are diagnosis-specific. Please feel free to ask to speak with one of our social workers if you would like further information.