In order to become a beneficiary you need to apply by filling out the paperwork below by clicking on the links. However, beneficiary services are only the beginning of what CAN does for its members. CAN extends financial support, but in some cases more importantly the support through the caring for each individual utilizing CAN, the hope we bring to each person reaching out for help and the aid for each specific person all play a substantial role in the everyday lives of our beneficiaries. Take a look at the specific services we offer to those that qualify and the process we go through to ensure each beneficiary meets our criteria for aid.
Eligibility for CAN's financial assistance:
-Cancer patients must have a signed physician’s verification form
-Verification of a minimum of one-year residency in the Berrien County
-Must meet financial qualifications.
-Need to be active in having chemo therapy or radiation or being treated by hospice
If you qualify for CAN's financial assistance, the money will go towards non-medical expenses such as:
-Rent or Mortgage to avoid evictions
-Utilities so that service is not shut off
-Car payments, repairs and gas to get to and from treatment safely
-Food gift cards so that cancer survivors are strong enough to get optimal results from their treatments and appointments
-And Much More
CAN also helps in ways other than financial assistance, such as:
-Referrals to get help with local support groups
-Connect you to local agencies and government programs
Our process to ensure each individual receiving financial aid with CAN is thorough. When information is received, the forms below are filled out and submitted, an interview will be conducted shortly after. When the applicant is approved based on the criteria being met we move on to the stage of establishing the needs of the applicant. When the needs of the individual and family are established a packet will be provided to introduce CAN benefits and what will be provided.
If you are interested in applying to become a beneficiary, click on the links below to begin filling out the necessary paperwork or contact us by clicking the link below.