Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area

COVID-19 Assistance Fund

The HACA Board of Directors recently authorized a special assistance fund for HACA members whose lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

If you and/or your family are having financial issues due to loss of work during the pandemic, you can apply for up to $500 (per household) in assistance for basic living expenses (housing, utilities, phone or car payment).

 

This program is open to any member of the Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area (HACA) with a bleeding disorder who is living in the geographical boundaries, including Prince George's or Montgomery County, Maryland; Northern Virginia; or Washington, DC.

 

Click here for the application.

 

Here are the application guidelines:

  • Financial assistance requests can be self-referred or come to the chapter from hemophilia treatment center staff or industry or home health care representatives.
  • You can apply for this special limited-time request even if you have already received assistance in the last 12 months. Only one request per household.
  • The household is unable to pay one or more essential household bills (mortgage, rent, water, electricity, phone, or car payment) because COVID-19 has decreased financial resources.
  • HACA is also able to provide grocery cards up to $100, and that total will count toward your $500 in total requests.
  • Blinded applications are reviewed by the HACA Executive Committee. Please allow 1-3 days for decisions to be made.
  • If approved, please allow an additional 5-7 days for payments to be made. Payments are made via our online bank account and are mailed directly to creditors. Grocery cards will be mailed to your home (or emailed, if an e-card and email access is available).

 

Note:  We are unable to reimburse you for expenses that have already been paid.  Financial assistance is only available to cover expenses that have not yet been paid and payment is made directly to the creditor.  No payments will be made to you directly, per association bylaws.