Legal and Financial Assistance by Cancer Council
Cancer Council Tasmania’s Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) aims to assist Tasmanians diagnosed with cancer when they are undergoing treatment or receiving palliative care who are experiencing financial hardship.
This assistance is provided as a result of the generous donation from the Tasmanian community and in partnership with Telstra and Aurora Energy. The program offers a $300 payment of an unpaid telephone or Aurora bill, within a 12 month period after referral from a health professional.
Financial Support for families children, adolescents and young adults.
The Rachel and Jye program provides financial support to families when children (18 years and under) are diagnosed with cancer and additional financial support when the child has to travel interstate for treatment.
Legal Support – Pro Bono Program
Cancer Council has four pro bono programs currently available – the Legal Referral Service, the Financial Planning Referral Service, the Workplace Advisory Service and the Small Business Advisory Service. Through the Pro Bono Programs cancer patients and their families can access pro bono legal, financial and/or workplace advice.
In all programs, professionals in the community volunteer their time to assist clients who cannot pay for advice. Cancer Council provides a matching service, allocating clients to appropriate service providers. Our staff and volunteers do not provide advice directly to clients.
More programs from Cancer Council Tasmania
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer Council Support groups provide a safe place for people affected by cancer to come together, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts in a non-judgemental environment.
Cancer Support Centres
Cancer Council trained staff and volunteers are available to assist members of the public with any enquiry or support need relating to cancer which can be made over the phone or by simply dropping in – no appointment is necessary.
Cancer Council Tasmania offers a free wig library service for clients experiencing hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment.