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The Funds For Living Program

Nothing is more important than maintaining your quality of life, especially in the face of an advanced-stage illness. Fifth Season Financial has pioneered an innovative financial solution that utilizes an asset that many individuals own but don’t realize they can access: their life insurance policy.

If you currently own a life insurance policy, the Funds For Living program is designed with you and your loved ones in mind:


Funds for Living

Get a large cash advance now, without any restrictions on how the funds can be used. Your insurance policy remains in place allowing you to leave additional funds to your beneficiaries later.

Get Pre-Qualified for the Funds For Living Program Now

Before you get started, make sure you meet these three basic requirements:


You have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or advanced-stage illness (for example, Stage III or IV cancers, ALS, COPD, advanced stage heart disease, etc.).


You must own a life insurance policy of at least $75,000 issued in the United States – almost all policy types are eligible. *$100,000 minimum for group policies.


You are a permanent resident of the United States.

We’ll handle the rest! Our program coordinators will guide you through the easy, no-cost/no-obligation application process and work directly with your life insurers and doctors to get all of the necessary documents. Once we receive all of the paperwork and determine if you qualify for the Funds For Living Program, we’ll provide you with a written, no-obligation proposal. That’s it!

We promise to respect your privacy.
We will not share or sell your information.

Watch a short video to learn how the Funds For Living Program can work for you:

Funds For Living Program Fund Payout Example


Our numbers speak for themselves


Financial Assistance Provided

We have provided over $75 million in financial assistance to individuals with an advanced-stage illness.


Happy Clients

Hundreds of families have gained peace of mind, enabling them to focus on a better quality of life and spending time with loved ones.


Funds Remain

In more than 90% of our cases, funds remain to pass on to your beneficiaries.


Zero Restrictions

The money we advance is yours – there are no restrictions on how you choose to use it. Use the funds for living or for giving to your loved ones.


I am extremely satisfied with Fifth Season Financial and would recommend them without hesitation.The loan advance on my life insurance policy will allow me and my family to fix much needed septic repairs on our home, pay medical bills and the IRS, and install a gas log insert in the fireplace for efficiency. While dealing with Fifth Season Financial, I was kept well informed throughout the loan advance process. I never lost confidence in Fifth Season. It was a last hope miracle for us.”

Susan in Michigan

Fifth Season Financial helped me to live a better life while battling advanced inflammatory breast cancer.Eric Smith and I worked well together. With this loan advance from Fifth Season Financial, I will be using the money to pay off outstanding debt I have incurred due to losing my income due to cancer. I was very pleased with the whole process of working with Fifth Season Financial.”

Mitchell in Ohio

I am satisfied with Fifth Season Financial.The money I received is very much needed and will be put to good use. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone suffering financial hardship due to their illness. I will be paying off debts and possibly taking a trip with my 21 year-old daughter. This has been a trying time for both us. Both Eric and Giovanni were very helpful and kind. I appreciate the help they gave.”

Debbie in New York

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, metastatic to the liver, stage IV. We began to experience some financial hardship and I found out about Fifth Season on the internet and applied for the loan, was approved promptly. I would recommend this program as well as this company to any other cancer patient that is experiencing financial hardship. Once we were approved for the loan, our financial burdens were lifted and it’s an excellent company. Fifth Season gave me financial peace of mind, and allowed me to focus my energy on my condition, and my family’s well-being…thank you.”

Stephanie in Virginia

Cancer… Bills… Prescriptions… Every night as my head hit the pillow my mind raced with stress and fear.My tears spilled out when my husband fell asleep. I prayed for help. I wanted to share whatever time I had left creating memories with my husband and little girl. I wanted to live my life. Stress was overshadowing my ability to fight the cancer. I called my life insurance agent to take a loan on my policy, but the amount wasn’t worth the paperwork. He suggested Fifth Season to me and explained the concept of using my life insurance while I was still alive… I called immediately and was treated with compassion and respect. We made a family decision to use my life insurance to live in the present and enjoy our lives while I fight the tough cancer battle. It is the best decision we have ever made… I’m still creating memories which my husband and little girl will never forget!”

Scarlett in New Jersey

Fifth Season Financial helped me to live a better life while battling advanced inflammatory breast cancer.The company gave me the financial freedom to focus on the constant treatments and enabled my family to keep their home! My husband and three daughters and I thank you ever so much! I continue my fight and thank God for your company that helped us through. I am blessed.”

Kristane in Indiana

We are very satisfied and relieved now thanks to Fifth Season. We are extremely likely to recommend the Funds for Living Program to family and friends. Fifth Season has helped in giving back a stress free time for us. The advance we received will be used to pay-off all of our jointly debt and it will allow us to achieve our dream of owning our own home. The whole experience has been positive. Eric was very helpful, understanding and never got bothered with any of our questions. I believe Fifth Season is staffed with compassionate and caring people, and do everything they can. The Funds for Living program has 100% addressed our needs. Fifth Season has given us back our financial freedom. We are now able to concentrate on making happy memories.”

Glenn B. in Connecticut

I have been looking for financial help since my tumor started to grow again. It is hard enough dealing with cancer treatment, medical visits, and medical bills, so I considered selling my life insurance policy (viatical settlement) and whole life insurance. Fifth Season Financial was able to address my financial situation 100%. The “Funds for Living” process went well. Eric Smith answered all questions I had and responded right away. I am very satisfied with Fifth Season’s Funds for Living Program and a fan of the program. Since I was able to use my life insurance as an asset with the “Funds for Living” program, I will be spending funds on my family. These funds will help me keep up with my bills and possibly go on the vacation I was never able to pay for. Others should be aware of ALL OPTIONS when seeking financial help for cancer, so I will refer other’s to Fifth Season.”


My daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer and had to have surgery just over a year ago. I was seeking financial help for my daughter so she could receive the medical care she needs, alternative and nutritional treatments, and pay for medical bills. Fifth Season Financial was able to provide a life insurance loan for my daughter’s Term Life Insurance Policy, which allowed our family to have the cash advance we need today to get help for my daughter now.”

Allen in New Jersey

I received a loan on my insurance policy. Eric was so helpful. After all required information to obtain the loan was supplied, it was just a short time before we received the moneyThe process was very easy and Fifth Seasons always informed us every step of the way. I would recommend them to anyone. After everything was completed, Eric would contact me to see if everything was okay. When my husband passed, I called and sent the required documents. They did the rest. I felt that they were so helpful. Fifth seasons is very reliable.”

Toni in Nevada

Frequently Asked Questions

Fighting a serious illness presents more than enough complications in your life. That’s why we’re committed to keeping every aspect of the Funds For Living Program as simple and up-front as possible.

Get Answers To Your Questions Below



Once an application is submitted, we consider a number of different factors to determine if you qualify, but there are three key requirements:

  • You have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or advanced stage illness, such as advanced heart disease, COPD, a late-stage (Stage III or IV) cancer (generally with distant metastasis), or other serious disease.
  • You own a life insurance policy with a total death benefit of at least $75,000, issued by a U.S.- based life insurance company. *$100,000 minimum for group policies.
  • You are a permanent resident of the United States.

We can accept individual, group and employer-provided term or whole life insurance policies, and no cash surrender value is required. There are several requirements for eligibility, including:

  • Your life insurance policy must be issued by a U.S.-based life insurance company.
  • Your policy must be transferable or collaterally assignable to Fifth Season.
  • Your policy must have been issues at least two years age.
  • You must have one or more life insurance policies with a total death benefit of at least $75,000. *$100,000 minimum for group policies.

Your credit rating, repayment ability and employment status are not factors we consider. Your medical history and the details of your life insurance policy are the primary factors for consideration.

If you encounter a more rapid disease progression, it may be possible to increase the advance amount upon re-evaluation. Should your medical condition unexpectedly improve or stabilize, your obligations and Fifth Season’s obligations do not change.


All information concerning your medical condition will remain strictly confidential. Access to your medical information is strictly controlled and limited to Fifth Season employees, consulting oncologists and physicians, other Fifth Season advisors who are subject to confidentiality obligations, and those other persons specified in the Confidentiality Agreement. Fifth Season is fully compliant with HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations and standards, and is committed to protecting your privacy.


Our Promise

We know that these are difficult times. We want our clients to know that Fifth Season
is committed to providing the compassionate service you deserve.

We promise to protect your privacy.

We promise to talk to you with respect and understanding.

We promise to work hard to find a solution for you.

We are empathetic people who have been in some way touched by illness and will do our best to help whenever we can.