Dealing with cancer can present significant financial challenges. Finding time for appointments and treatments while facing medical bills and additional travel costs can all take a toll on your budget.
Cancer Council can help you find relevant community and government resources that may be able to assist you financially.
We may be able to provide a one-off grant to help you meet specific financial challenges posed by cancer. This is assessed on an individual basis usually through a social worker at your treatment centre.
Talk to your social worker first, then call Cancer Council 13 11 20 if you need further assistance.
Qualified financial planners from the Financial Planning Referral Service can help you with:
- applying for Centrelink benefits
- transitioning to retirement
- planning for your children’s future
- debt management, superannuation and insurance.