Charitable Grant Program
Frequently Asked Questions
What documentation is required to prove disability?
MSNT requires a current copy of the applicant’s Social Security Benefit Verification Letter for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If the applicant is over the age of 62, we require an award letter issued by the Social Security Administration prior to the applicant’s 62nd birthday or a Social Security letter or benefit summary stating the date the SSA determined the applicant had a qualifying disability. If the applicant is under the age of 18 and not receiving SSI, contact MSNT to discuss acceptable documentation of disability.
What documentation does MSNT accept to prove income?
The applicant must provide a current copy of the Social Security Benefit Verification Letter from the Social Security Administration for SSI and/or SSDI stating the monthly income. If the individual with a disability is working or has worked in the last 12 months, MSNT will accept copies of paystubs (such as, but not limited to unemployment benefits, private pension, or other social welfare benefits) stating specific income or benefits paid to the person with a disability.
What is needed for an estimate or treatment plan? How does MSNT use the information?
The itemized estimate or treatment plan must be on the official business letterhead with the name and address of the business or service provider. It needs to state the items or services the applicant is requesting and the estimated cost. When obtaining the estimate, the applicant should request that the business includes any taxes, installation, accessories (such as batteries), or delivery fees. If a grant award is approved, the grant award amount is based on the information provided on the estimate. MSNT may award a portion of the request and will use the information in the estimate to determine the partial award.