Financial issues

 

Websites which provide some useful resources on navigating the financial issues that may arise through a cancer journey.

Private vs public: hospital patient costsPrivate vs public: hospital patient costs- mind the 'gap'.

Medicare Online Service for ConsumersMedicare Online Service for Consumers Medicare Australia has launched a secure online service for consumers that allows them to view their Medicare Safety Net balance, Medicare benefit tax statement, organ donor registration details and children’s immunisation history, view and update some of their Medicare personal details, and request a duplicate or replacement Medicare card along with some transactions and enquiries. 
All holders of a Medicare card who are over 13 years old and currently living in Australia can register for the online services

Assessment of claims for disability support pension from people with acute or terminal illness—An examination of social security law and practiceAssessment of claims for disability support pension from people with acute or terminal illness—An examination of social security law and practice—5 March 2009—02|2009 Commonwealth Ombudsman Investigation Report. Report on problems in assessing claims for disability support pension from people who are acutely or terminally ill.

SuperannuationAustralian Prudential Regulation Authority - regarding early release of superannuation http://www.apra.gov.au/Superannuation/Early-Release-of-Superannuation-Benefits.cfmhttp://www.apra.gov.au/Superannuation/Early-Release-of-Superannuation-Benefits.cfm;  Cancer Voices AustraliaCancer Voices Australia is lobbying the government to make changes to enable terminally ill cancer patients to access superannuation.

Cost of Cancer in NSWCost of Cancer in NSW (PDF report, 2007)

Workplace
Cancer in the Workplace Project: Report on Consultations with Managers and EmployeesCancer in the Workplace Project: Report on Consultations with Managers and Employees (2006, The Cancer Council WA Report 060123)

Returning to work after cancer

Cancer, Work and YouCancer, Work and You - a series of very informative webinars held in 2014 by Cancer Council NSW.  1hr each with 10-15min presentations on a range of aspects.

Cancer and Careers - working thru it; information for employees & employers (US)

Cancer and workCancer and work - information for people with cancer, their employers, colleagues and carers  (Cancer Council SA)

Working Through Cancer (Macmillan UK toolkit of resources for employees & employers)

 

Working during treatment (US, Caring4Cancer)

Working It Out: Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor (US National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship - Resources)

 

Report on 'The role of depression following return to work' examining the role of depression in returning to work after a period of sickness absence across 4 types of chronic illnesses: depression and anxiety, back pain, heart disease and cancer;

 

 


 

Contact

Cancer Voices South Australia

 

Ph.  08 8332 5527 

 

PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068