Where we line up with the media and our applicants is that if you lost your weight, played by the rules in doing so, and then if your supporting documents are properly submitted and verified, then of course you should (and will) receive your grant.
If you feel that your grant was unreasonably declined, then we want to hear from you.
Here's what to do: Complete the form on this page BEFORE JUNE 15th, 2019. This will allow you to have your file re-reviewed.
Once we receive your request, we will re-review your file.
If we still determine that your grant claim is invalid, we will provide you with reasons why.
If after re-reviewing your file we determine that your claim is supportable, then you will receive your grant.
We will use our fairest judgement in determining your legitimacy.
Here is an example of how we would rule base on someone that was rejected for weighing out late:
Let's say that you weighed out 3 weeks late. If during that 3 week period of time you were able to reach your goal by losing more weight during the 3 extra weeks, then you will not be approved.
Example 1: Your goal weight at the time of your deadline was 140 lbs and when you weighed out 3 weeks past your deadline, you were 140 lbs.
In example 1, it can be determined that you used the 3 extra weeks to lose extra weight.
In that example, you will not be approved.
Example 2: Your goal weight at the time of your deadline was 140 lbs and when you weighed out 3 weeks past your deadline, you were 130 lbs.
In example 2, it can be argued that even though you weighed out 3 weeks late, you were still likely to be at your goal weight as of your deadline and didn't rely on the extra 3 weeks to lose enough weight to meet your goal.
We look forward to hearing from you.
NOTE: If we cannot approve your grant because you are missing the patient visit record from your doctor, then we will let you know so you can obtain it.
Please do not send a request to have your file reviewed for the sake of doing so. If your grant was rejected for an obvious reason (For example, you didn't reach your weight loss goal at all by your deadline or didn't even apply by your deadline) then please refrain from asking for a review as you are creating delays given our limited staffing.