The following is excerpted from the Connecticut Department of Social Services publication: “Facts about ConnTRANS” posted on the DSS web site.
Charitable fund administered by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Adult Services Division provides financial assistance for income-eligible people who either need an organ transplant or have had a transplant and need help paying for maintenance medications. Some of the expenses ConnTRANS pays for include physician and hospital services, prescription drugs, health insurance, medical transportation, child care expenses, and lodging for the patient and family members.
This is not an entitlement program; assistance is limited by the amount of money in the fund at any given time. Most of the money in the fund comes from Connecticut residents who donate part of their income tax refund.
People needing help to pay for a transplant must have income below the State Median Income; People needing help to pay for maintenance medications after a transplant must have income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level; Asset limit is $10,000; People who are over the income and asset limit should apply anyway in case some of their medical expenses can be used to “spend down” their income and assets
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE:
Call Adult Support Unit at Connecticut Department of Social Services, or get an application from the hospital’s transplant unit or social service department.
TO FIND PROVIDER IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by Program Name: ConnTRANS Organ Transplant Recipient Program
SOURCE: Connecticut State Department of Social Services ConnTRANS brochure
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