The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally-assisted meal program operating
in public and non-profit private schools and residential child-care institutions. It provides
nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to eligible children each school day.
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally-assisted meal program operating in public
and non-profit private schools and residential child-care institutions. It provides nutritionally
balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts to eligible children each school day.
Contact your child's school to see if you qualify and to obtain the necessary paperwork OR
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Find on the website below your district office and call your district office for an intake appointment
and documentation requirements on Mondays thru Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Financial assistance, food stamps, medical assistance, home energy assistance. (if you arrive at the DHS office before
11 a.m., you are guaranteed to be seen that day....do NOT go on Wednesdays!)
In addition to financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Food Assistance Program which supplements the food purchasing power of low-income individuals and families.
D.H.S. determines eligibility for food assistance.
NOTE: A NEW program in 10 Michigan counties (the only county in this area is WAYNE) helps
people age 60 or older get a Bridge Card to help pay for groceries! This new program called
MiCAFE is offered by Elder Law of Michigan and local senior and community centers. MiCAFE
stands for the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly. Please call 877-664-2233
Generally, eligibility for food assistance depends on the financial situation of ALL members
of the household group. All persons who live together and purchase & prepare food together
are considered to be members of the same food assistance group.
D.H.S. EMERGENCY SERVICES OVERVIEW
The State Emergency Relief (SER) Program provides immediate help to individuals and families
facing conditions of extreme hardship or for emergencies that threaten health and safety.
Through a combination of direct financial assistance and contracts with a network of non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and local Community Action Organizations, SER helps
low-income households meet emergency needs such as:
Heat & Utilities
Home Repairs (Furnace repair & replacement up to $4,000)
Home Ownership Services (house payments, property taxes)
The SER program is primarily designed to maintain low-income households who are normally
able to meet their needs but occasionally need help when unexpected emergency situations
arise. The SER program is not an appropriate solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties.
Only local D.H.S. experts should make eligibility determinations for this program due to many
variables. Ask for details when turning in a completed application.
Wayne County Health Department--WIC PROGRAM
WIC is the abbreviation for the Women, Infants, and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program. This is a federally-funded program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-
related health problem. WIC offers coupons for nutritious foods purchased at supermarkets.
Other free benefits include health screening, nutrition information, social service referrals and
breast-feed support services. Applicants must meet income guidelines and be determined to
have a nutritional and/or health risk to qualify for WIC. Contact your local health department
above for assistance.
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
Want to find a local babysitting co-op OR start your own? Go to www.care.com and click on
"Create a Co-op". This site also lists any co-ops already in your area!
Depending on your income, you may be eligible for assistance or scholarships. Inquire at area
daycare centers and also go to www.childcare.gov and click on "Paying for Child Care" to find
out about state aid.
If your family income is at or below levels established by the Michigan Department of Education,
you may be eligible for help with child care costs. For example, a family of three with an income
of less than $23,880 may qualify for partial payment of child care costs. Contact any local Depart-
ment of Human Services office or your Great Start Regional Child Care Resource Center for
assistance in the application process. For more details about the child development and care
(A member of the Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care (4C) Association)
2385 S. Huron Parkway Suite 1N
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-975-1840 OR 800-777-2861
1040 S. Winter Street Suite 2020
Adrian MI 49221
Monroe MI 48162
Phone: 734-243-7451 OR 7443
University of Michigan
2072 Administrative Services Bldg.
1009 Greene Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109
Financial assistance in the form of child care scholarships for income-eligible families in Monroe
& Washtenaw counties. Emergency child care scholarships for eligible homeless families, short-
term emergency scholarships available in Lenawee, Monroe & Washtenaw counties. Assistance
in accessing state Dept. of Human Services programs, referrals to appropriate local human services agencies & programs of identified family needs and expulsion prevention assistance for parents and child-care providers in the community. Has a free database listing for providers in a five county area.
CHILD SUPPORT RESOURCES
Did you know The Friend of the Court in ALL of the Counties in the State of Michigan have
forgiveness and matching programs for state-owed child support arrearages? If the custodial
parent of the child(ren) received public assistance, child support arrearages are typically owed
to the State. The forgiveness program will waive all of the State-owed arrearages and the matching program will reduce the state-owed arrearage by the same amount of the payment made to the
custodial parent. (Any arrearages owed to the custodial parent are the property of that parent
and only that parent can agree to waive arrearages, accept a lower amount or enforce payment).
The forms can be found on any of The Friend of the Court websites and do not require a fee or a hearing; just simply fill them out and send them to The Friend of the Court in the County in which
you owe the child support arrearages for processing. State-owed child support arrearages can
be forgiven for a number of reasons such as prior incarceration, medical debt, currently residing
with the children or custodial parent, disability and a variety of other reasons.
If you have a legal matter, please feel free to contact Legal Aid & Defender Association at
1-877-964-4700 to open a file.
GENERAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Does The I.R.S. Owe You Money?
Website: www.irs.gov (click on the "Where's My Refund?" link)
The I.R.S. has $1.4 million that it is trying to give to Michigan residents! The checks average
$812.46 and couldn't be delivered by the Post Office and were returned to the I.R.S. Have you
moved since filing? You will need your Social Security number, filing status and your expected
Do You Have Unclaimed Property?
Phone: 517-636-5329 Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The state of Michigan is holding millions of dollars in unclaimed property accounts; dormant
bank accounts, uncashed checks, stock certificates, insurance policies and valuables left
behind in safe deposit boxes. The State will return these assets to their original owners
or legal heirs when rightfully claimed. There is also a link, "Missing Money" for those who
have lived in other states!
Are You Forgetting About A Pension?
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Are you one of the estimated 36,000 Americans who have money owed them from pension
programs? Nearly $197 million in unclaimed pension benefits are waiting for their rightful
owners. Just search by your name, state or company on the above federal agency site
that insures more than 29,000 pension plans in the event the employer files for bankruptcy
or decides to terminate the plan.
AARP Benefits QuickLINK
Find free assistance for yourself, your kids and grandchildren at the this website that will
connect you to other useful websites and enables you to download public benefit applications
for everything from energy assistance, Medicaid and Medicare to children's health insurance
and food assistance.
Top Class Actions Website
You could be a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of you and other consumers.
Hundreds of these lawsuits are won every year, which means you could be due for a refund.
To see if you are eligible for any claims visit the website above!
Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is the only independent, nonproﬁt
501c3 organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships
to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families. FEEA also has a for-
profit subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services, which administers childcare subsidy programs on behalf
of a number of federal agencies.
USBG National Charity Foundation
2654 W Horizon Ridge Parkway
Suite B5 PMB 252
Henderson, NV 89052-2803
BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) is to assist qualified
bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers who are in need of financial assistance as a result
of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation
We’re partnering with Southern Smoke Foundation to distribute our direct assistance funds.
Southern Smoke is a nonprofit 501c3 crisis relief foundation based out of Houston that exists
to do just that. It was created by James Beard Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly Hospitality and Lindsey Brown of Lindsey Brown Public Relations to raise funds for charitable purposes, principally for support and assistance for those in the food and beverage community
and their suppliers during times of crisis. Southern Smoke has to date donated more than $1.6 million—both directly to people in need via the Emergency Relief Fund and to organizations that represent the needs of people in our industry.
Another Road Another Rally
Hospitality workers are facing unprecedented hardships, but Another Round Another Rally
is here to help. If you are a chef, server, bartender, dishwasher, sommelier, manager or some-
one who holds any other type of hospitality role, we’re here to lend a hand. We’re offering $500
relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake
of the COVID-19 outbreak. Also offers scholarships!
First Responders Children’s Foundation
38 East 32nd Street Suite 602
New York, NY 10016
First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to both children who have
lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring significant financial hardships due
to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes,
and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by law enforcement
and firefighting organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.
PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund
This fund will provide up to $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due
to the COVID-19. The funding is intended to be emergency aid fpr short-time immediate needs
Disaster Relief Fund
The PBA Disaster Relief Fund is there to help beauty industry professionals rebuild their lives
following the devastation of natural disaster. 100% of funds donated go directly to beauty industry professionals. Professionals do not need to be a PBA member to apply or donate funds.
The Thin Blue Line of Michigan
P.O. Box 532133
Livonia, MI 48153
13938 Inkster Road, Suite 400
Redford, MI 48239
Office Phone: 313-740-7678
Emergency Phone: 517-404-4805 (Legitimate Emergency Use Only)
The Thin Blue Line of Michigan is a non profit organization which exists to provide assistance
in the areas of financial, legal, benefit recovery, counseling, funeral stipends, college stipends,
medical costs, medical equipment and other areas of hardship to the families of injured, ill,
disabled or deceased members of Public Safety. This includes active or retired Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Corrections Officers, EMT, EMS, Administrative Clerks, and
more. The Thin Blue Line will assist and support the families of injured, ill, or deceased Public
Safety within the State of Michigan. Whether active or honorably retired, officers and their
families are assured that The Thin Blue Line will aid them with financial, emotional, physical,
and medical needs that arise upon the occasion of an officer's injury, illness, or death.
Stephen Siller TOWER TO TUNNEL FOUNDATION
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306
THE GOLD STAR FAMILY HOME PROGRAM
Launched in September 2018, honors the legacy of those made the ultimate sacrifice while serving
our country. The Foundation will provide a 100 percent mortgage-free home to surviving spouses
with young children.The Foundation is committed to raising $250 million to provide 1,000 homes
to Gold Star Families.
Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects your mobility? The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service members. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. Smart homes host a myriad of features such as automated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, and stove tops that can be raised and lowered, back-up generators, and central heating
and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by tablets. These homes enable our most severely injured heroes’ live better, more independent lives.
FALLEN FIRST RESPONDER HOME PROGRAM
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring we never forget the events of 9/11 and the sacrifices that were made and continue to be made by our first responders in the line
of duty. Through the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel to Towers aims to pay off the mortgage on the family home of every law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty that leaves behind young children. It is the Foundation’s mission to provide these families with the stability and security that they so desperately need. By lifting this financial burden, promising their home will be theirs forever, we hope to offer some relief when tragedy strikes.
Detroit Firemen's Fund Association
1301Third Street, Suite. 329
Detroit, MI 48226
The Detroit Firemen's Benevolent Fund is a 148 year old organization dedicated to serving catastrophically injured Detroit Firefighters, families of fallen firefighters, and our community.
In addition to assisting families who are struggling with the death or life-altering injury of a
firefighter, we help fund community events, block clean-ups, board-ups of vacant houses
and college scholarships to promote higher education.
City of Southfield Emergency Assistance & General Problems
Southfield residents experiencing particular types of financial need may be helped through the
Southfield Human Services Department. An outreach caseworker can provide direct assistance
or make a referral to an appropriate agency where other assistance may be received. Human
Services caseworkers also make visits to residents who are homebound and/or experiencing
special difficulties. The caseworkers can assist these residents in finding available resources
for solving personal and practical problems.
120 E. 23rd Street Floor 5
New York City, NY 10010
Founded in 2002, Modest Needs is a non-profit organization with a unique, threefold mission.
Modest Needs exists:
1. To responsibly provide short-term financial assistance to individuals and families in temporary
crisis who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most
types of conventional social assistance but who (like many of us) are living one or two lost pay-
checks away from the kind of financial catastrophe that eventually leads to homelessness;
2. To lessen the burden of state and federal agencies charged with the care of the truly indigent
by doing everything in our power to stop these at-risk households from slipping into the cycle of poverty, despite the burden posed by an unanticipated, emergency expense; and
3. To promote compassion and generosity on the part of individual persons living in the United
States and Canada, the areas that we serve, by standing as a living testament to the power of
human kindness to change lives, no matter how much (or how little) a person has to share.
Friends In Deed
1196 Ecorse Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-484-HELP (5335))
Friends In Deed has been around for a while. For over 35 years, we’ve worked to help our neighbors
in need by filling in the cracks of assistance offered by other organizations and nonprofits in the community. In recent years, we expanded our focus. While we still have two program areas that
help stabilize families in crisis, we now have a third program that focuses on building community
to end poverty:
Our Direct Assistance Program helps families prevent utility shut off, repair a car to get to work
or medical appointments, obtain a prescription or other one-time medical need and more.
Our Furniture Program helps families obtain basic-needs furniture, including beds, kitchen tables
and chairs, couches, etc.
Our Circles Program focuses on helping families to lift themselves out of poverty.
Open to those in Washtenaw County!
Trinity Lutheran Church
323 Scott Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Trinity seeks to meet the needs of individuals in the area of food, clothing, and medical expenses. Individuals may apply for such assistance from Trinity's fund (Deinzer Fund.) For more information
or help applying, contact Cheryl Everett. Open to those in Monroe County!
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Road Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: 248-433-1011 OR 800-852-9781
Financial Assistance for Parkinson's Medication
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can assist people (financially qualified) with Parkinson's
disease obtain some relief for PD medication cost (only certain medications apply). Qualified
individuals must be a Michigan resident. We take into consideration not only annual income
but how much you pay out of pocket for medical bills. Once you complete the application
and meet all criteria, your medications will be mailed directly to you.
In-Home Respite Financial Assistance
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with Parkinson's disease financial assistance
for in-home respite care. The family member must have physician diagnosed Parkinson’s disease
and be referred to the MPF by a health care professional.
Out of the Home Respite Financial Assistance
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with Parkinson's disease financial assistance
of up to $400 per year at a respite care center of their choice. People applying for this program
must have Parkinson's disease, be a resident of Michigan and attend a respite care program
Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration
Dept. of Health & Human Services
Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10C-16
Rockville, MD 20857
You are eligible to apply for Hill-Burton free care if your income is at or below the current
Federal Poverty Guidelines. You may be eligible for Hill-Burton reduced-cost care if your
income is as much as two times (triple for nursing home care) the HHS Poverty Guidelines.
Facilities may require you to provide documentation that verifies your eligibility, such as
proof of income.
Care at Hill-Burton obligated facilities is not automatically free or reduced-cost. You must
apply at the admissions or business office at an obligated facility and be found eligible to
receive free or reduced-cost care. You may apply before or after you receive care — you
may even apply after a bill has been sent to a collection agency.
Only facility costs are covered, not your private doctors' bills.
Some facilities may use different eligibility standards and procedures.They are identified
on the Hill-Burton list of obligated facilities as PFCA, CFCA, UACA and 515. Their programs
may be called either a free care, charity care, discounted services, indigent care, etc.
Hill-Burton facilities must post a sign in their admissions and business offices and emergency
room that notifies the public that free and reduced-cost care is available. When you apply for
Hill-Burton care, the obligated facility must provide you with a written statement that tells you
what free or reduced-cost care services you will get or why you have been denied.
Yatoomas Foundation For The Kids
1900 S.Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 888-987-KIDS (5437)
Non-Profit dedicated to providing guidance, stability, and financial assistance to families
with children who have suddenly lost one or both parents. Some of the services offered
are financial assistance & budgeting assistance, household maintenance & repair, car
maintenance & repair, support groups & grief assistance, scholarships & tutorial services,
vocational training & job placement, legal & accounting assistance.
Michigan Loan Funds
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
4970 Northwind Dr.,Suite 102
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 800-828-2714 / 517-203-1200
What can I purchase with my assistive technology loan?
You can purchase any item, piece of equipment, or device that will permit you to improve your independence and quality of life. Examples include: wheelchairs, scooters, hearing aids, vision
aids, vehicle modifications, home modifications (e.g. ramps, widened doorways, roll-in showers),
and much more.
World Medical Relief, Inc.
21725 Melrose Ave.
Southfield, MI 48075
Since the early 1990's, WMR has offered a durable medical equipment program, basic medical
supply service and low-cost adult briefs and underpads. People of all ages who have neither
insurance nor financial means are able to receive this assistance. Currently we assist low-income persons 18 years of age and older and are un-insured or under-insured to receive prescription medication at a low cost.
No insurance? Need assistance with home health care equipment? WMR can help by providing
items such as a hospital bed, wheelchair, walker, commode, to name a few. A referral and a one-
time handling fee are required.
Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Road, Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
At Hebrew Free Loan, we offer interest-free loans to Jewish individuals in the state of Michigan
to fulfill a variety of financial needs. So, whether you’re struggling to pay your bills, looking for
the funds to start your own business, or need help paying for your education, Hebrew Free
Loan can help.
Jewish Assistance Network
Whether it’s career counseling, an interest-free loan, hospice services or any other need, the
Jewish Assistance Network (JAN) can help. JAN provides a single point of contact for direct
access to a coordinated network of community organizations that provide an array of important services.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Alana's Foundation works year-round to provide influenza education and awareness with a focus
on providing convenient and affordable flu vaccination options for all including school students, colleges & universities, medical clinics providing free medical care and other community outreach locations. In addition, since there is no possible way to predict how any one family will handle the
loss of a child, we want to make sure that a family does not have to face it alone. To that end, we
serve as a local resource for family support that may include references for grief counseling, short term financial support or assistance in fulfilling basic day to day needs.
RESOURCES WE PROVIDE:
- Convenient and Affordable Flu Vaccination Opportunities
- Flu vaccination clinics - in-school locations, community locations, churches, etc.
- Influenza awareness Presentations - for community events, schools, health departments, etc.
- Vaccine Assistance Grants For those that serve uninsured/underinsured populations
- Financial support or referrals for:
- Grief Counseling/support groups
- Family and individual therapy
- Financial support or referrals for:
- Household maintenance and repair services
- Car maintenance and repair
- Grocery delivery and/or food preparation
- Connect with other families who have experienced similar loss
2424 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208
Crossroads Employment Offices
2424 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48215
Crossroads at Salem
Detroit, MI 48236
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded
in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency
assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need. Acting in partnership with
many other agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations in the metro
area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form of a hand-up. We work with our clients
to meet their immediate needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the likeli-
hood of future problems.
Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
Medical Services Administration
CSHCS Plan Division
PO Box 30479
Lansing, MI 48909-7979
CSHCS is a program for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families. Children must have a qualifying medical condition and be 21 and over with cystic fibrosis or certain
blood clotting disorders also may qualify for services. CSHCS covers more than 2,000 diagnoses.
They work with you for paying specialty medical bills, coordinating services from multiple providers, learning about specialty providers like doctors, hospitals and clinics, coordinating health insurance benefits, and covering co-pays or deductibles.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society--Michigan Branch
(Onyx Office Bldg.)
29777 Telegraph Suite 1651
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: 248-351-2191 OR 800-344-4867
Chapter MEMBERS can access transportation to medical appointments only, respite care,
short-term counseling, medical equipment, home & auto modifications, window air-conditioners, emergency supplies. Based on financial need and sliding scale.
Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
6555 W. Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
25900 Greenfield #405
Oak Park, MI 48237
Crisis assistance for housing, utilities, basic needs and developing self-sufficiency plans.
No interest college loans (248-559-5000) and Child Day Care Scholarships (248-661-1000)
Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Inc.
Rochester, MI 48307
Provides services to Oakland County residents who live in Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp.,
Leonard and Auburn Hills. Assists individuals and families with financial concerns such
as preventing evictions, keeping utilities operational, assistance for medical emergencies, etc.
The Healthwell Foundation
PO Box 4133
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Are you a patient struggling to afford the cost of medical treatments?
When health insurance is not enough, we’re here to help — with copays, premiums, deductibles
and out-of-pocket expenses for supplies, supplements, surgeries and more. We offer financial assistance through a number of Disease Funds, with new funds opening every year, so you can
get the care you need. Check their listings to see if your disease is covered!
Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF)
805 15th Street N.W. Suite 500
Washington D.C. 20005
The PAN Foundation offers nearly 70 disease-specific assistance programs to help patients
pay for their out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, travel expenses
and health insurance premiums. Click on the names of the funds below to see which funds are currently accepting applications, what type of assistance is available and whether you are eligible
for a grant based on your type of health insurance coverage and household income.
Patient Services Incorporated
P.O. Box 5930
Midlothian, VA 23112
The founder of PSI shaped the very first non-profit patient assistance model in 1989 and knows
the pain firsthand of watching a loved one fight-and-lose their battle against chronic illness; he
knows, too, the crippling financial burden often carried by those left behind. Since our inception
in 1989, Patient Services has been a pioneer leading the charge to find solutions to the challenges
that face the chronically ill in the United States. We provide financial support and guidance for
qualified patients with specific, rare chronic diseases. Through PSI assistance programs patients
and their families rediscover hope and health.
Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
1921 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan strives to improve the quality of life for all people
affected by hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, other coagulation disorders, and related complications. Offers a WIDE variety of programs! Please see the website!
Emergency Financial Assistance Program
HFM’s Outreach and Community Education Manager will work in conjunction with you and
your Treatment Center Social Worker or other health care provider to understand your
unique needs and see if you meet the criteria for our financial assistance program.
In order to qualify for the program:
You, or a family member living in your household, must have a hereditary bleeding disorder.
You must not have received financial assistance from HFM in the past twelve months.
The financial assistance program supports temporary financial emergency situations such
as (but not limited to) eviction and utility shut off. Each situation is evaluated on a case-by-
case basis. Availability of the program is subject to the status of the financial assistance
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Most people who get vaccines have no serious problems. Vaccines, like any medicines,
can cause side effects, but most are very rare and very mild. Some health problems that
follow vaccinations are not caused by vaccines. In very rare cases, a vaccine can cause
a serious problem, such as a severe allergic reaction. In these instances, the National
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) may provide financial compensation to
individuals who file a petition and are found to have been injured by a VICP-covered
vaccine. Even in cases in which such a finding is not made, petitioners may receive
compensation through a settlement.
The information on this website is intended to assist readers in making educated decisions
about vaccination and is not intended to advise for or against the use of vaccines. In support
of informed decision-making, NVIC encourages everyone to research and become fully informed
about the complications of infectious diseases and complications of vaccines and consult one
or more trusted health care professionals before making a decision about vaccination.
Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance
MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have
arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction
treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses.
Applicants must be able to document employment history in one of the following areas:
- A minimum of five years employment in the music industry
- Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles)
When financial assistance is provided by MusiCares, it is charitable in nature and therefore,
before seeking such assistance, applicants are required to investigate all other possible
sources of aid. All approved assistance is paid directly to a creditor/third party. At its sole
discretion, MusiCares reserves the right to deny or approve financial assistance.
MusiCares West Region
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-392-3777 / Toll-free Help Line: 1-800-687-4227
MusiCares South Region
1904 Wedgewood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-327-0050 / Toll-free Help Line: 1-877-626-2748
MusiCares East Region
104 West 40th St., Suite 400
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-245-7840 / Toll-free Help Line: 1-877-303-6962
LIMBS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION
9604 N. May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing
fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and
raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. Limbs for Life Foundation
steps in to provide a financial bridge between amputees and the quality prosthetic
care needed to restore their lives.
The Good Shepherd Coalition
196 North Rose Street, Room 31
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
GSC is a small group of people educated in human services, social work, and advocacy
who have the complex training, resources and know how to freely work with all agencies
to best assist the needs of individuals and families at risk. Our staff takes hundreds of calls
weekly. Most of which come from households with on average 2 children under the age of
10 years.These calls are for food, pending utility disconnects, and/or evictions.
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
PO Box 41
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
Phone: 1 855-MY-UHCCF / 1 855-698-4223
Grant Eligibility Requirements
Is My Child Eligible?
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a grant:
- Child must be 16 years of age or younger at the time of application.
- Child must have a Social Security Number issued by the Social Security Administration.
TIN numbers are not accepted.
- Family must not exceed maximum eligible family income as documented on IRS Tax Form 1040.
- $50,000 or less for a family of 2
- $75,000 or less for a family of 3
- $100,000 or less for a family of 4
- $125,000 or less for a family of 5 or more
Primary coverage for the child must be by a commercial health plan, either through an employer
or individually purchased. Secondary insurance through Medicaid or CHIP is permissible.
Child is under the care of a licensed medical professional and family is applying for treatments/equipment/services prescribed by a Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) for hearing conditions.
Are My Child’s Medical Expenses Eligible?
- Medical Services, Treatments and/or Therapies MUST be administered by a licensed medical professional.
- Services or Treatments MUST be provided no more than 60 days prior to the date of your complete application.
- Medical Services and/or Purchased Equipment MUST be administered or purchased in the
United States (excludes U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other United States Territories)
Good Days (formerly Chronic Disease Fund)
2611 Internet Blvd. Suite 105
Frisco, TX 75034
Good Days is here to help: helping overcome the burden of treatment costs, connecting you
to a community that cares. We not only make life-saving and life-extending treatments affordable,
we act as your advocate, helping you navigate the system and guiding you to additional support through foundations and other organizations dedicated to those with specific, life-altering conditions.
We cover what insurance won't- the copays for treatments that can extend life and alleviate
suffering. Our ability to pay for the otherwise unaffordable co-insurance means these extraordinary medicines- some of the most sophisticated treatments in healthcare, the result of years of research- can fulfill the promise for which they were developed.
Transportation costs can be a significant barrier to treatment access.The Good Days Travel
Assistance program pays for travel costs to ensure patients have access to the care they need.
Our dedicated, specially-trained team of Care Navigators make all travel arrangements and stay
in constant contact with the patient, physician and case manager throughout the course of the patient’s treatment. Travel assistance may include transportation by car or a variety of public
transit options including Uber Health and Lyft for Healthcare. If a patient’s treatment requires
an overnight stay, Good Days Care navigators will arrange flights, car rentals, and lodging as
needed. By coordinating travel from start to finish, the Travel Assistance program ensures
patients can easily adhere to important medical appointments.
Patients fighting chronic or life-altering diseases are often forced into financially demanding
situations. At Good Days, we have a Premium Assistance Program for individuals who need
help paying their monthly medical insurance premiums. Although understanding the ever-
changing healthcare system may be a challenge, our expert team of Care Navigators annually
guide patients through the process of researching plan options and completing enrollment
so that appropriate coverage may be selected. In cases where the member already has insurance coverage and only needs help with their monthly premium costs, Good Days will make payments
to continue that coverage. Premium Assistance may also cover plans for the patient’s family where applicable. By guiding patients or caregivers through the enrollment process and providing access
to medical insurance coverage, the Premium Assistance program provides families financial relief.
Diagnostic Testing Assistance
Many insurance plans do not cover diagnostic testing, which could be key in obtaining a proper diagnosis and/or appropriate treatment plan. for this reason we offer financial assistance to cover
the cost of diagnostic testing.
MI Choice Waiver Program
MI Choice is a home and community-based program. Eligible adults must meet financial requirements
and are approved medically-appropriate for nursing home care to be a MI Choice participant. This program allows the individual to access services in the community along with receiving support in
their own home or other residential setting. Each participant can obtain basic Medicaid-covered
services and must receive one or more MI Choice Waiver Services. The program includes pre-screening, assessments, case management, direct purchase of services and re-assessment contacts.
MI Choice Waiver is a state-wide program funded by the Michigan Department of Community
Health (MDCH). The Senior Alliance--Area Agency on Aging 1-C (www.aaa1c.org) is a MI Choice
Waiver agent for the 34 communities of western and southern Wayne County.
Also The Information Center at 734-282-7171.
1. Frail adults 65 years of age or older.
2. Persons who are physically-disabled age 18 or older.
Medical status must meet the Michigan Medicaid nursing facility level of care determination criteria.
The income limit is 300% of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) allotment set by the federal
government each year. Persons currently receiving SSI benefits OR Medicaid services meet
the program financial criteria if:
Participants individual income up to $1,869 per month for 2007. If the client has a spouse,
the spouse's income is not computed in the qualifying amount.
Allowable assets for an individual client are limited to $2,000. If the client has a spouse living
in the community, the Federal Protected Spousal Asset guidelines are utilized. Currently the
Protected Spousal Asset is one-half of the couple's countable assets--no less than $19,920
and not to exceed $99,600.
In addition to the other requirements, participants must need at least one MI Choice Waiver service
on an ongoing basis. These services include:
Adult Day Services, Chore Services, Counseling, Environmental Modifications, Home-delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Independent Living Skills Training, In-home Respite Care, Medical Equipment
and Supplies, Out-of-Home Respite Care, Personal Care Waiver, Personal Emergency Response System, Transportation.
How to Apply:
Call the Senior Alliance at 734-722-2830 and ask to speak to an INTAKE WORKER for the MI Choice
Waiver Program. OR call The Information Center at 734-282-7070 and ask for their INTAKE WORKER.
The Information Center
20500 Eureka #110
Taylor, MI 48180
NOTE: This agency has a "SPECIAL NEEDS FUND" that helps with a variety of chores and home
repairs (depending on funding for individual cities)
State Disability Assistance
A needy person who is disabled and who does not have dependent children may be eligible for this
cash assistance program. In addition, you must be unable to work for at least 90 days, as certified
by an DHS Medical Social Work consultant OR receiving SSI, Social Security or Medicaid based on
a disability or blindness, OR receiving special education services OR receiving services from the Michigan Rehabilitation Service OR diagnosed as having AIDS OR living in an adult foster care home,
a home for the aged, a county infirmary, or a substance abuse treatment center OR receiving substance abuse services for 30 days after leaving a residential treatment center OR taking care
of a disabled person who lives with you. Contact your local Department of Human Services agency to apply.
New Online Services will be available with a My Social Security account at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/. Individuals are able to have immediate access to a personalized
Social Security Earnings Statement that was previously mailed out yearly. They may also get their benefit verification letter instantly and check their benefits and payment information and earnings record. They no longer need a password to change their address, phone number or direct deposit once they created an online My Social Security account.
Social Security SURVIVORS Benefits
Phone: 800-772-1213 OR TTY 800-325-0778
Social Security Survivors Benefits can be paid to: a widow/widower--full benefits at full retirement
age or reduced benefits as early as age 60/ a disabled widow or widower as early as age 50/ a widow
or widower at any age if he or she takes care of the deceased's child who is under 16 or disabled/and receiving S.S. benefits/ unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if they are attending high school
full-time....under certain circumstances, benefits can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren or adopted children/ children at any age who were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled/dependent parents
age 62 or older.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
See contact information above!
SSI provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. If you receive these benefits,
you automatically are eligible to receive Medicaid and may also be eligible for the Bridge Card (food stamps). If you are a U.S.citizen or a legal resident, have limited income and assets and if you are
65 or older, disabled, blind or have low-vision, you may get SSI benefits depending on what you own
and how much income you have. Generally a person is eligible if their liquid assets are less than
$2,000 or $3,000 or less for a couple.
Social Security Administrations PROJECT HOPE
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Wayne Metro's PROJECT HOPE (Homeless Outreach Program Evaluation) grant is one of only
thirty-four demonstration projects in the nation to be funded by the Social Security Administration.
The program is designed to assist chronically homeless individuals gain access to Social Security
benefits and may expedite the SSA process for those eligible for Project HOPE services. A Project
HOPE case manager works with multiple agencies to provide outreach, supportive services, transportation, shelter and housing to Project HOPE participants.