Legal, work and financial issues

Legal, work and financial issues

In this section we look at all the practical issues people affected by cancer might need to consider, including work, finances, legal issues and their rights.

Cancer and Your Finances: Learn how to cope when cancer changes your financial plans, including ways to reduce your expenses and ways to find other income. 

Cancer, Work and You: Learn what to do about work after a cancer diagnosis, whether you should tell your employer, and what sort of workplace support you can expect. 

Cancer Care and Your Rights: Learn what you can expect from your health care team, how to make decisions about cancer care, and accessing your medical records. 


Fact sheets

Download these PDFs to learn about some of the legal, financial and workplace issues that people affected by cancer often face.

Superannuation and cancer (PDF)

Dealing with debts (PDF)

Help with bills (PDF)

What happens to debts after death (PDF)

Getting your affairs in order (PDF)

Your role as executor (PDF)

Understanding funerals (PDF)

Employment and cancer (PDF)

Compensation and work-related cancers (PDF)

New insurance policies (PDF)

Family Law(PDF)

Immigration and Cancer (PDF)


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This information was last reviewed in February 2017
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