If you or someone in your family has cancer and you need financial advice, we can connect you with an AMP financial planner in your area at no cost*.
Loss of wages and other mounting costs such as treatment, childcare and accommodation leave many patients in need of immediate funds after a cancer diagnosis.
The AMP Financial Planner can help you with:
This may be at their office, or at your hospital or home. If you speak a language other than English, we can arrange an interpreter for you.
*This service is free for people who qualify via a means test. If you don’t qualify for free help, paid assistance is available.
We can provide a small, one-off grant to people experiencing financial hardship following a cancer diagnosis, to cover everyday costs such as buying groceries or paying phone bills.
This free program can help you to:
We provide patients and carers with access to free assistance to manage their small business after a cancer diagnosis. Qualified accountants can advise on tax issues, appointing a caretaker, business debts, sale of a business and assets, and other issues.
The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) is run through the Department of Human Services in Geelong. You must travel more than 100km (each way) for medical treatment, or 500km a week for over 5 weeks to be eligible.
We can also provide information about finding accommodation if you live a long way from your place of treatment.
Call our Cancer Helpline (13 11 20) for more information. Please note: Cancer Council staff and volunteers don't provide financial advice to callers.
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