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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation?

The Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers financial assistance to patients in the State of Florida who are currently undergoing, or who have recently completed, cancer treatment.

What type of assistance does the Foundation offer?

The FCS Foundation strives to relieve qualified patients of financial stress so they can focus on what really matters, fighting cancer. The Foundation provides financial help with day-to-day living expenses:
  • Rent or mortgage payments
  • Utility payments (water, sewer, electric)
  • Telephone payments (landline or mobile)
  • Auto payment and/or auto insurance

* The Foundation does not pay patient medical bills, co-payments, or credit card bills of any kind, and does not provide direct patient cash grants.

What are the eligibility requirements to apply for assistance?

To be eligible, patients must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a current resident of the State of Florida.
  • Have a combined household income should be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines – see table below.
  • Be actively receiving treatment from a Florida oncologist at the time of application, or within 90 days of treatment end.
Federal Poverty Guidelines
# of People in the HomeMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
1$2,081$24,980
2$2,818$33,820
3$3,555$42,660
4$4,292$51,500
5$5,178$62,140
6$5,765$69,180
7$6,502$78,020
8$7,238$86,860
9$7,975$95,700

How much assistance is provided through the FCS Foundation?

The maximum amount of grant per applicant is $1,500 per year for living expenses incurred while actively receiving cancer treatment.

How do I apply for assistance?

All applications must be completed online.
Celia Wright