Family Support Fund
Family support fund
The CGD Society puts aside some of its funds each year to provide financial assistance to patients affected by CGD and their families.
Who can benefit from the Family Support Fund?
The Family Support Fund has been established primarily to assist families based in the UK who are affected by CGD. However, in exceptional circumstances, the charity will consider applications from outside of the UK if supported by a recognised CGD medical professional.
Grants can be made to the following groups:
- adults who are affected by CGD
- adults who have had a bone marrow transplant to cure CGD,
- parents/carers of children affected by CGD
- parents/carers of children who have had a bone marrow transplant to cure CGD
Anyone applying to the Family Support Fund must first register to become a member of the CGD Society. This process is free and takes just a few minutes.
What kind of expenses does the Famiy Support Fund cover?
The Family Support Fund covers two types of expenses that are listed below.
Expenses that can be self-referred to the charity:
Annual Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates (PPCs) for adults in England* between the ages of 16 and 60 who do not qualify for any other type of payment exemption. Please note these need to be renewed annually by contacting the CGD Society. You will be asked to provide a copy of a clinic letter with your diagnosis and medication list to the CGD Clinical Nurse Specialist. For further information on whether you quality for a free or reduced cost prescriptions, please refer to http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Free-or-Reduced-Cost-Prescriptions.htm
* Prescriptions are free to all in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Annual subscriptions to MedicAlert for medical bracelets http://www.medicalert.org.uk
DLA Takeaway - The CGD Society will reimburse any family in the UK that loses Disability Living Allowance (not including Mobility Allowance) and Carers Allowance after a prolonged stay in hospital. At present, the government stops these payments after an individual has been in hospital for more than 84 days.
If you would like to apply to the CGD Society regarding the payment of any of the above expenses, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Expenses that must be referred to the charity through the nursing service:
The CGD Society would like to offer support to patients and families affected by CGD who are facing financial and personal hardship. If the charity can help you and your family through a difficult period or replace essential equipment or furniture in your home, our specialist nurse can assist you with a claim. Please contact us for further information
Unfortunately, the charity is unable to deal directly with personal requests for expenses as all requests are subject to professional assessment.
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