Further support and information

A wide range of organisations and health professionals can help you manage the financial impact of cancer.

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Financial help

National Debt Helpline

Help with debt problems and assistance finding a counsellor from Financial Counselling Australia (FCA)

1800 007 007

ndh.org.au

MoneySmart

Free financial tips and safety checks from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

1300 300 630

moneysmart.gov.au

Financial Information Service (FIS)

Free, confidential service from the Department of Human Services

132 300

humanservices.gov.au (type “financial information service” in the search box)

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Information about financial planning and help to find a financial planner

1300 337 301

fpa.com.au

Cancer Council’s Legal, Financial, Small Business and Workplace Referral Service

Program that can connect you with a financial planner or accountant

13 11 20

Government benefits

Department of Human Services

Includes Centrelink and Medicare; financial support for people in need

132 717 (Centrelink)

132 011 (Medicare)

1300 131 060 (early super) humanservices.gov.au

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Help with the cost of prescription medicines

 

1800 020 613

pbs.gov.au

Bankruptcy

Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

Information about bankruptcy and personal insolvency agreements

 

1300 364 785

afsa.gov.au

Dispute resolution

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

National dispute resolution scheme for all financial services complaints

 

1800 931 678

afca.org.au

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO)

National complaints resolution scheme for phone or internet services

 

1800 062 058

tio.com.au

Legal advice

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC)

The peak national body for Australia’s community legal centres

 

02 9264 9595

naclc.org.au

Cancer Council’s Legal, Financial, Small Business and Workplace Referral Service

Program that can connect you with a lawyer if you need legal advice

 

13 11 20

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)

NILS – Good Shepherd Microfinance

Information about NILS providers

13 64 57

nils.com.au

Taxation

Australian Taxation Office

Tax information

13 28 65

ato.gov.au


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