An ACT Government website that covers the range of assistance and advice people on low incomes may be eligible for and how to access it.
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.
Care Inc. Financial Counselling Service
2 Akuna Street
02 6257 1788 or 1800 007 007
Provides financial counselling and information to people on moderate to low incomes who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Search for Payment Finder to identify payments, allowances and pensions you may be eligible for. These may include: Bereavement Allowance; Carer Allowance; Carer Payment; Disability Support Pension; Newstart Allowance and/or Sickness Allowance.
An education and information service to support the making of informed financial decisions.
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
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)
02 6244 2234
Provides financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when patients need to travel interstate for medical treatment.
1300 300 630
Provides financial tips and safety checks from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Provides practical and some financial support to Mums with cancer who are pregnant or have at least one child 12 years or under.
National Debt Helpline
1800 007 007
Provide a free telephone financial counselling service as well as tips and resources to assist people to find solutions to their debt problems.
1300 881 698
Provides financial assistance to patients and carers to access specialist medical services for the treatment of pancreatic, liver, biliary, oesophageal and stomach cancer.
1800 733 548
Supports children and their families through cancer by providing emotional guidance, financial relief and educational services.
21 Cooma Street
02 6297 1261
Provides financial support to cancer patients in the ACT and Queanbeyan area.
St John’s Care
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 Salvation Army
02 6247 3635
Provides emergency financial assistance, food, clothing and shelter. Is also a No Interest Loan provider for people on low incomes needing to borrow up to $1,500 for essential items.
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.
Provides information about saving energy, money and available government rebates and assistance.Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.
Updated March 2018