My oldest child was diagnosed with low muscle tone and sensory issues at 3 1/2 years old. When he was a baby, poor muscle tone affected breastfeeding and eating baby and toddler food. I thought it was normal for him to constantly gag and choke on his food. At 3 1/2, the principal of his nursery school alerted me that something was up with my child and urged me to get an evaluation. Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy made a huge difference in his life. There are so many things he can do now because he got help — such as jumping, grasping a pencil, better balance, better articulation.. etc. My youngest child barely spoke until he was 3 — and was given speech therapy, as well as Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. My daughter had issues also – I don’t know where we would be without Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for her. While we were covered, lots of families need help to bridge the gap with their health care coverage. I’m partnering with UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation to tell you about their medical grant program. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Offers Grants to Help Families Cover Health Care Costs.
UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees.
UHCCF aims to award 20,000 grants by the year 2020. They have already awarded over 13,000 grants so far. 88.9% of qualified, completed medical grant applications are approved. How amazing is that? Read about some of the great success stories for this program — https://goo.gl/rcfMTc
The applicant must be 16 years old or younger, live in the United States, and receive and pay for care/items in the United States. The applicant must be covered by a commercial health insurance plan. Grant awards are retroactive to sixty days prior to the date of application and have an expiration date of approximately one year, unless the funds are exhausted prior to the expiration date. The grant will NOT cover any medical costs outside this date range.
There is a scale of financial eligibility to qualify for a medical grant. Awards will not be granted to individuals in families whose Adjusted Gross Income exceeds the scale. The health care professional is paid directly; exceptions can be made to reimburse the family if adequate documentation is submitted showing the health care professional has been paid.
If you want to apply for your family, make sure to check the application criteria and grant exclusions here.
Grant Application Criteria: http://www.uhccf.org/apply/learn-more-about-medical-grants/grant-application-criteria/
Grant Exclusions Page: http://www.uhccf.org/apply/learn-more-about-medical-grants/grant-application-criteria/grant-application-criteria-exclusions/
Grant Application Checklist: http://www.uhccf.org/apply/application-resources/grant-application-checklist/
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