April 12, 2017 09:58 AM
Families in need of financial assistance for child medical care costs are encouraged to apply today for a UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation grant.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant, with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child, to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
Families frequently use UHCCF grants to help pay for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. For example, grants have been used for physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
To be eligible for a grant, a child must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs.
Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
Parents or legal guardians can apply at www.uhccf.org/apply/
Created: April 12, 2017 09:58 AM
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