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What is the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund?

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. 

Contact the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Program
1-800-335-FUND (3863)
A Financial Safety Net

Here is an example of how CICRF can help:

Parents were insured at the time their son was born four months prematurely, but their insurance carrier only allowed partial coverage. Weighing one pound, twelve ounces at birth, he spent one hundred days in the hospital before he was well enough to go home. The family was left with more than $39,000 in outstanding medical bills and worked extra jobs in an attempt to cover their medical debts. The family was grateful to learn they were granted an award by the Commission to cover their child's expenses.


What is a "Catastrophic Illness"?

Who is Eligible for the Fund?

What Expenses are Considered Eligible for the Fund?

How Does a Family Apply to the Fund?

How did the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Program Begin?

Contact Information...

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission
New Jersey Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625- 0728
(609) 292-0600


Family Information Line: 1-800-335-FUND (3863)

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