When a family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder, it can have a devastating effect on the family’s way of life and financial situation. Even if the main breadwinner is not affected, he or she may have to give up work to act as the carer or to enable the family to travel to a major city for treatment. It is also important that the patient is relieved of money worries, so that they can concentrate on getting well.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s support team can meet with you to discuss the financial impact of blood cancer.
In special circumstances, the Leukaemia Foundation can provide financial assistance for people who are experiencing financial difficulties related to their blood cancer/disorder diagnosis. This could include help with paying electricity or phone bills. All applications for financial assistance are individually assessed by the Leukaemia Foundation.
For information on how to apply for financial assistance, contact us on 1800 620 420.
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