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Safety Net Program Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum grant AKF provides?

The maximum grant provided for treatment-specific expenses such as transportation costs to reach dialysis, medication co-payments, nutritional supplements and medications is $100.

How long will it take for my patient’s Safety Net application to be processed?

Our application processing time is generally in the range of 2-4 weeks.

My patient’s check has been issued but my patient has not received the check. Can a replacement check be issued?

We ask that you allow 6 weeks for the check to either be delivered or returned to AKF before requesting that a replacement check be issued.

Does AKF have a program that can assist kidney donors?

Yes, we can provide assistance with a onetime grant of up to $100 to assist with out-ofpocket expenses such as travel, lost wages and lodging.

 

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.

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