American Kidney Fund Safety Net Grants
Safety Net Grant program will begin accepting new applications on February 6, 2013. Effective January 1, 2013 AKF will no longer accept paper applications for its financial assistance programs. All applications must be submitted online via our Grants Managements System (GMS). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Patient Services Department at 1-800-795-3226.
Patients will be eligible to apply for the Safety Net Program one (1) time per year only. (Applications must be requested at least 12 months from the check date of the last grant.) The maximum grant amount for Safety Net Program will continue to be $100.
Safety Net Grants Cover:
Treatment-specific expenses such as transportation costs to reach dialysis; over-the-counter medicines, medication co-payments, kidney donor expenses and other necessities such as dentures.
Nutritional products, and durable medical supplies. The American Kidney Fund has contracted with mail order pharmacies to provide medications and supplies at discount prices, thereby increasing the purchasing power of patients’ grants
Disaster relief assistance when catastrophic events strike dialysis patients’ communities. This program provides funds to help patients replace medications, food and household items and pay for other necessities lost because of disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, etc.
The cost of dialysis while traveling. Patients or facilities may be reimbursed for the 20% of treatment costs not covered by Medicare or any other source for emergency transient dialysis. Grants are limited to travel necessitated by death or serious illness in the family or for the purpose of kidney transplant workup only.