Financial Assistance

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Requirements for Financial Assistance:

I. Residency and Treatment

Applicants must reside in Miami-Dade County, Florida, and have been diagnosed with breast cancer and be within two months of breast cancer surgery (mastectomy, lumpectomy, auxiliary lymph node dissection or sentinel node biopsy) and/or currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy or gene therapy. An applicant may also qualify for consideration based on combinations of the following financial criteria:

II. Income

An applicant’s total household income at the time of application must be equal to or less than the median household income level for Miami-Dade County (based on the most recent year’s statistics published by the State of Florida or Miami-Dade County; $49,900). If the total household income from all sources (including wages, retirement, pension, alimony, worker’s compensation, Social Security, disability insurance, etc.) does not meet the sum of all obligations for the applicant’s determined treatment period, this shall also be considered.

III. Assets (we will consider the following)

A. Total liquid assets (cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.) are less than the sum of all financial obligations for the determined treatment period. B. Patient owns no secondary real property or other liquid real or personal property. C. The actual value of your home does not generally exceed the median home prices for single family units sold in Miami-Dade County.

IV. Application Review

The Foundation will then conduct a review of each individual’s financial situation to determine the greatest need. To this end, each applicant is asked to disclose and prioritize exactly what support they are asking for. The Foundation will then determine what funding will be required to meet the applicant’s most basic needs to survive the treatment period with as decent a quality of life as possible given their circumstances. In summary, there are two steps involved with application review. First, qualified applicants must demonstrate they are in the midst of treatment for breast cancer and must have need for financial support. Second, a patient must meet applicable income and asset guidelines. Please fill out our Application form to start your process for financial assistance.