AbsoluteCare’s Life Happens Eligibility Criteria

The AbsoluteCare Life Happens Fund has been created to assist teammates and their qualifying family members in times of adversity and unanticipated difficulty.  Teammates reaching out and helping other teammates is what the Life Happens Fund is designed to support.

Please review the questions below. If you respond yes to all of the following criteria; we encourage you to proceed with the application process.

Can I answer yes to the questions below? 

I am a:

  • Full time employees (defined as those who work a minimum of 40 hours per week)
  • Part time employees that work a minimum of 30 hours

Has the event occurred within 60 days of your application? 

Is this the first time that I’m applying for a grant, or has it been 6 months since I last applied for a grant? 

In order to be considered for a grant, one of the below events has to have occurred. The hardship must then relate to the event for which you are submitting the application. Has one of the events listed below occurred?

  • DEATH OF EMPLOYEE OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER: This includes the death of the employee, spouse, or eligible dependent(s). The loss of income or the cost of funeral expenses or medical bills must significantly impact the family’s resources. The Fund may also be able to pay expenses to bring a child whose parents have died to live with a new family, typically a relative.
  • NATURAL DISASTERS: Situations such as a wildfire, flood, tornado, hurricane, severe storms or earthquake that have damaged or destroyed the employee’s primary residence. The Fund cannot pay to repair other property and cannot pay to replace non-essential items, e.g. electronics, etc. Photographs and/or insurance reports may be required.
  • SERIOUS ILLNESS or INJURY, or NON-ROUTINE/EXCEPTIONAL MEDICAL EXPENSE: The Fund is not a substitute for medical insurance; employees do not automatically qualify for a grant when they, or their dependents, are diagnosed with or suffer a life-threatening or serious illness or injury. There must be resulting financial need placing significant pressure on the family’s financial resources. Doctor confirmation and/or medical documentation will be required.
  • DOMESTIC ABUSE: This is a situation that causes the employee and other victims to leave an unsafe residence.
  • IMPACTS TO PRIMARY RESIDENCE: This includes but is not limited to: fire, flood, etc causing major home damage that could not be prevented that significantly impacts the family’s resources. Police, fire, or other official incident report may be required.
  • VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME: This includes a serious crime against the employee (robbery, arson, assault or other reportable crime) that significantly impacts the family’s resources.

Is the hardship you are facing because of the above event listed below?  

  • Food, Clothing, and Housing: immediate needs only applicable up to 30 days after the Event
  • Reasonable repairs to damaged property
  • Reasonable evacuation expenses
  • Reasonable funeral, travel, and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses not covered by insurance, including prescription medication
  • Psychological counseling deemed by a physician to be necessary following an event and in excess of what is covered by insurance
  • Expenses resulting from flight from domestic violence, such as temporary housing

Is the grant amount you are requesting between $500 and $2,500?