There are  two ways to qualify for assistance:

Section 1:  Postal employee: Career employee on the rolls, in a pay status, and in good standing with the USPS in the 334, 349, and 329 Zipcodes and have exhausted their annual and sick leave (of nearly exhausted) and are suffering from a debilitating disease, illness, or injury and IS NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN TO DUTY.  (Job related injuries are not qualified.)

Section 2: the Postal Employee has a dependent spouse, child or parent: the dependent is suffering from a debilitation disease, illness, or injury and it requires the employee to take time off from work to attend to there needs and the Postal employee has exhausted their annual leave (or nearly exhausted).