Rheumatoid Arthritis Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 06/19/2019, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Rheumatoid Arthritis Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $6,000 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • 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.

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Information About the Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, that causes chronic inflammatory polyarthritis (arthritis that affects 5 or more joints) throughout the body. The inflammatory process causes painful swelling that can result in bone erosion and joint  deformity. In addition to causing joint problems, it can affect other body organs. Rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, although it usually begins after age 40, and is more common in women than men. Treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and preventing joint damage. There is no cure, but new effective drugs are available to treat the disease and prevent deformed joints.



Arthritis Foundation (AF)


American College of Rheumatology (ACR):


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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