Asthma Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 10/02/2018, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Asthma Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $1,750 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured by Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Asthma.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

Get Help With Your Treatment: How to Apply Online

Information About the Disease

Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways (bronchial tubes) in the lungs, to become inflamed, narrow and swell making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs, causing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, excess mucus production, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. There is no cure for asthma, but the condition can be managed with proper medical treatment. Asthma affects people of all ages, but most often starts during childhood, and may be referred to as bronchial asthma. There are different forms of asthma, including exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), exercise-induced asthma (EIA), allergic asthma, occupational asthma and childhood asthma.

Asthma Resources

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Phone: 1-800-727-8462 - www.aafa.org

Asthma Links in One Place: asthma.com

www.asthma.com

American Lung Association

Phone: 1-800-586-4872 (LUNGUSA) - www.lung.org

Allergy & Asthma Network

Phone: 1-800-878-4403 - www.allergyasthmanetwork.org

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/asthma

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