Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance

Epilepsy can create a range of challenges for individuals and families that can result in short-term financial hardships. Epilepsy Foundation New England offers resources to help members in our epilepsy community in times of need, bringing financial assistance to people living with epilepsy with an emphasis on helping people maintain their health, safety, and quality of life.

Who is eligible for the program?

Anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy and a demonstration of need who resides in MA, ME, NH, or RI is eligible for Emergency Financial Assistance for Clients.

How does the Emergency Financial Assistance program work?

Epilepsy Foundation New England financial assistance program grants a one time award, with assistance ranging from $50.00 to $1000.00 to assist individuals with epilepsy during a time of need. If we are not able to fund specific needs through our own Epilepsy Foundation New England program resources, we can help to provide information and resources to identify alternative solutions.

What types of requests are covered through the program?

Emergency Financial Assistance from Epilepsy Foundation New England may be able to help with the following:

  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Critical short term needs such as emergency help with utilities or rent
  • Assistance with doctor visit copayments or medication costs
  • Medical equipment costs (for example; bedrails, assistive devices, monitoring devices)
  • Childcare, homecare, respite care
  • Advocacy
  • Education

How do I get started?

For more information about our Emergency Financial Assistance offerings, please contact our Epilepsy Foundation New England Resource and Support Center to speak with a member of our HELP DESK team, by calling: 617-506-6041 ext 109 or by emailing @email.

You may also submit an application for emergency financial assistance below. Please also submit a confirmation of epilepsy diagnosis by your doctor.

Request Emergency Financial Assistance

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