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Financial and Material Support

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Financial and Material Support

Cancer Council Pro Bono Service
Cancer Council ACT
13 11 20

Assists people with cancer and their families with legal, financial planning, small business and workplace advice. Assistance is free for eligible clients.

Camp Quality Canberra
1/19–27 Trenerry Square
WESTON ACT 2611
02 6287 3545

Provides some financial support to families of children aged 0 to 13 living with cancer.

Care Inc. Financial Counselling Service
Waldorf Apartments
2 Akuna Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
02 6257 1788 or 1800 007 007

Provides financial counselling and information to people on moderate to low incomes who are experiencing financial difficulties.

Centrelink
13 27 17

Various benefits are available such as health care cards, sickness allowance, carer allowance, disability support pension and others.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
1300 551 918

Provides a range of financial and medical benefits for war veterans and their dependants.

External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program
Medicare Australia
13 20 11

Provides reimbursement of up to $400 for both new and replacement external breast prostheses to all eligible women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.

Interstate Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (IPTAS)
ACT Health Directorate
02 6244 2234

Provides financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when patients need to travel interstate for medical treatment.

Red Kite
1800 733 548

Supports children and their families through cancer by providing emotional guidance, financial relief and educational services.

St John’s Care
St John’s Church Parish Centre
43–47 Constitution Avenue
REID ACT 2612
02 6248 7771

Provides emergency food and material aid.

St Vincent de Paul Society
02 6282 2722

Provides emergency financial assistance, food, clothing and accommodation.

The Cancer Support Group
21 Cooma Street
QUEANBEYAN NSW 2620
02 6297 1261

Provides mainly financial support and information to cancer patients. Occasional provision of family outings for those going through cancer.

The Salvation Army
02 6247 3635

Provides emergency financial assistance, food, clothing and shelter.

WeCare
WeCare@kildonan.org.au
1800 545 366

A free and confidential financial support information service for families with children and young people who have cancer. Financial counsellors are available to support people with their financial concerns so they can focus on their family.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Updated March 2016