I am delighted to share with you today that the Susan Lang Pay-it-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program is now open and accepting applications! We here at LLS are so proud of all that we do, but also know that there is always more to be done! We strive to improve and continue to do so by going directly to you and asking how we can better serve your needs. Well, you have spoken loud and clear. Increased financial support and options for people who are uninsured were two things that we heard over and over again. This program addresses both by providing assistance to all blood cancer survivors, regardless of their insurance status, who demonstrate financial need. Please see the details below to learn more. I am always happy to discuss this program, and all that LLS has to offer, any time!
Applicants (patients) must be US citizens or permanent residents which is verified by applicant’s physical address; and
· Applicants must have a confirmed diagnosis of blood cancer; and
· Applicants may be insured or uninsured; and
· Applicants must meet financial eligibility criteria defined as an annual income at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
A one-time grant of $500 is available for qualified patients per year:
Awards are limited to one per patient, per year; and
· Awards are based upon a first-come first-serve basis; and
· The program will be offered for as long as funding is available
How to Apply
Patients can apply via the online portal at www.lls.org/travel or by calling our toll free number: 844-565-2269.
Approved Travel Expenses: ground transportation, tolls, gas, parking, car rental, air transportation, lodging, and ambulance services.
Expenses NOT Covered: food, automotive parts, repair, supplies, auto dealers, travel agencies, baggage fees, and international travel.
Please feel free to contact me directly should you have any questions regarding the Susan Lang Pay-it-Forward Patient Travel Assistance program .
Thank you for your continued support!
Seetha Modi is the Patient Access Manager of the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and author of this monthly blog series. She has an Masters in Public Health and has experience working with varied aspects of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, the CDC and other health-related nonprofit organizations.