Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund

Partner Overview

The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund is a financial assistance program for New Jersey Families whose children have an illness or condition otherwise uncovered by insurance, State or Federal programs, or other source, such as fundraising. The Fund is intended to assist in preserving a family's ability to cope with the responsibilities which accompany a child's significant health problems.

Service Overview

The child must be 21 years or younger when the medical expenses were incurred.

In a prior consecutive 12-month period, eligible expenses must exceed 10% of the family’s first $100,000 of income, plus 15% of any income in excess of $100,000.

The family must have lived in NJ for three months immediately prior to the date of application.