Financial assistance available to patients with cancer – Centrelink

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This information sheet by Work After Cancer discusses the Centrelink benefits you could be eligible for including:

  • Centrelink income support
  • Sickness allowance
  • Newstart (incapacitated) allowance
  • Disability Support Pension
  • Assistance seeking work

Work After Cancer is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant Initiative, funded by the Australian Government.

Further reading

Are you a young adult with cancer? Cancer Advisor has a list of resources for young adults with cancer including work and study, fertility, personal stories and stages of the cancer journey.

Psst … before you go

There’s more to this website than this page! Cancer Advisor is an online platform with a wide range of cancer advice and knowledge. You’ll be directed to external websites and sources featuring reliable information for families of children with cancer, and young people under 25 with a diagnosis on topics such as financeswellbeingsupport serviceshospital informationtips and hints, and personal stories.

However, you’ll get the most out of this information hub if you make sure to register first. That way you can comment, give a ‘thumbs up’ to material you like, and submit your own content. Best of all, you’ll receive information tailored to your specific needs and preferences such as cancer type and age group. And you’ll receive regular notifications when fresh content, relevant to you, has been added.

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