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#1 SumWhrOvrThRanBo

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:55 AM

Maybe this is a silly question- but is there any sort of financial assistance that a person can apply for after surgery to help pay bills and such while they are recovering and not able to work?

#2 sabirah

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

Maybe this is a silly question- but is there any sort of financial assistance that a person can apply for after surgery to help pay bills and such while they are recovering and not able to work?


some states have a temporary disability. i believe its only valid for people that are working prior to their surgery, and they only pay you a certain percentage of what you are normally getting paid.
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#3 BonnieRose

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:09 PM

Some hospital systems have "charity" Call the hospital and ask them :)
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:50 AM

Around here we call it a savings account. Perhaps you could put a few dollars away each week to at least help with bills. Part of the planning for surgey should include the many expenses that will be added to your budget. I do understand not having extra money but have you figured in the costs of additional supplements, protein shakes, etc.?

I'm not trying to be discouraging but don't think heading blindly into this without considering all the expenses is a disaster waiting to happen.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:04 AM

I agree - my husband is going to have gastric bypass (like I did) and we are planning on savings of 6 weeks of his salary prior to his surgery, even though he is supposed to be out approximately 3 weeks. We are also planning on saving and paying for everything up front; what is not saved by the time he has the surgery will go on low APR credit cards, but only if needed. It may be hard to save, but it will be worth every penny.