Financial Information

Financial considerations, concerns, issues.

Disability

Insurance companies that cover Long Term Disability will generally assist you in completion of Social Security forms.
For questions regarding Short term / Long term disability, talk with Human Resources at your place of employment.

Social Security

Compassionate Allowances Initiative

The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) initiative is a way to expedite the processing of SSDI and SSI disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe that their conditions obviously meet Social Security’s definition of disability. It is not a separate program from SSA’s two disability programs, SSDI and SSI.

  • Individuals with CAL conditions may receive a decision on their claim in a matter of weeks instead of months or years.
  • For more information about the application process, SSA has a disability planner available at www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan.
  • If you have further questions, you may call social security toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213 or TTY 1-800-325-0778. Their representatives will be happy to assist you.

Medication

Medication Assistance

Many of the drug manufacturers have programs set up to assist patients who have difficulty

  • Nexavar (Sorafib)http://www.nexavar-us.com
    If you are currently on Nexavar, REACH®* (Resources for Expert Assistance and Care Helpline) counselors can help you understand your coverage, manage payments, and even determine if you qualify for financial assistance programs.
    Call a REACH counselor at 1.866.NEXAVAR (1.866.639.2827)
  • Sutent (Sunitinib)http://www.sutent.com
    Pfizer’s First Resource program may be able to help. Call 1-877-744-5675 or visit www.FirstResourceProgram.com
  • Torisel (Temsirolimus)www.torisel.com
    Pfizer’s First Resource program may be able to help. Call 1-877-744-5675 or visit www.FirstResourceProgram.com
  • Afinitor (Everolimus)www.afinitor.com
    Talk with your physician about getting the discount card that accompanies the prescribtion.
  • Avastin (Benvacizumab)www.avastin.com
    Avastin Access Solutions offers a full range of services to help you get your medicine. They can help patients whose plans don’t pay for Avastin and also help patients who have concerns about their co-pay.
    Genentech® Access to Care Foundation (GATCF)
    GATCF helps Genentech patients who do not have a health care plan. It also helps patients whose health care plans do not pay for their Genentech medicine. If you qualify, you might get your Avastin for free. Visit Genentech-Access.com/Avastin now!
  • Votrient (Pazopanib) www.gsksource.com/votrient
    Talk with your doctor regarding coupons and potential assistance from manufacturer.
  • Inlyta (Axitinib) – Pfizer’s First Resource program may be able to help. Call 1-877-744-5675 or visit www.FirstResourceProgram.com