Financial Assistance is asking for way too much personal info

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    Financial Assistance is asking for way too much personal info

    I'm applying for financial assistance for a hospital visit. I've JUST moved into an apartment with a roommate that is of no relation to me. The company is requiring their paystubs, bank statements, tax return information, information on all of their current loans, work location, SSN, and a variety of more things. They have NOTHING to do with my hospital visit a few months ago. How is this even LEGAL??????


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    The company needs to make a proper financial determination based on all the factors. Too many people try to scam the system which is probably why they require so many financials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legal Help View Post
    The company needs to make a proper financial determination based on all the factors. Too many people try to scam the system which is probably why they require so many financials.
    That's very true, but my inability to pay a $400 office visit has absolutely nothing to do with the amount my roommate paid into their taxes last year, nor does it have anything to do with their tax rebate, and their place of employment. See what I'm trying to say??

    The only thing they could possibly need is, say, a lease agreement, and copies of our rent checks possibly. But tax information and how they have spent the money in their savings accounts in the past 3 months? Please....

    Edit: P.S. Thank you for your time, I do appreciate your opinion! Just wanted to make that clear.
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    Sorry I think I was confused by the question. I agree that your roommates finances have nothing to do with your hospital visit. You should ask them why they are requesting these confidential documents.
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    I asked them and they refused to give me a definite answer...apparently they are the "middle men" and the hospitals they work for are the ones that require the information.

    Luckily, I called again a day later and got someone that said they'd see to it that I could get away with just having my roommate sign that they pay so much of the rent and confirming that i do, indeed pay rent! So, as long as it's sorted out, I'll take what i can get. Still never had my initial question answered by anybody i had talked to on the phone, though!

    Sorry about the late conclusion! Thanks again for your thoughts =)

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    So how about if your "roomate" is your bf or gf and is paying all the expenses, so you don't need to work? It is relevant to your income.


 

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