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Items Assistance

Items Assistance helps individuals in the bleeding disorders community with the cost of medically necessary items that are not affordable out-of-pocket or covered by insurance. Helping Hands can assist with the cost of durable medical equipment and items medically recommended to community members.

Steps to Apply

Step 1: Check Eligibility

  • Have at least one member in the household with a diagnosed bleeding disorder
  • Have documentation of medical recommendation stating the requested item is medically necessary for the care or management of diagnosed bleeding disorder and confirming diagnosed bleeding disorder
  • Demonstrate the inability to afford the item without assistance

Step 2: Obtain Written Documentation

Must be from a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, physical therapist, or hospital social worker)

  • Confirms diagnosed bleeding disorder
  • States specific item(s) needed and how the item(s) will support the bleeding disorder
  • Can be in the form of a letter, medical visit notes, or this medical verification form
  • Upload document(s) in the referral form

Step 3: Complete the Online Referral Form

Can be completed by the applicant or a professional representative in the bleeding disorder community.

  • If the need is time-sensitive, please specify why and when the item is needed
  • Provide item details for purchase (link for online purchase, order form, size, measurements, etc.) or detailed receipt for reimbursement in referral form

Step 4: HFA Processes the Application

A Helping Hands staff member will contact the applicant for a phone interview, usually within 30 days of receiving the application. The interview takes about 10 minutes and reviews applicant’s monthly household income, household information, and next steps.

A referral indicates permission to contact both the applicant and the referrer. We will be in touch with the referrer or a local professional about any safety issues raised in our phone interview.

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