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If you have money concerns regarding your cancer diagnosis, talk to us: we can provide information on financial aid and where to find support.
This video talks about money worries you might have and where you can get support. The information in this video was correct as of 1st August 2012.
We've created a special fund to help families in financial hardship when faced with a cancer diagnosis. The fund is for patients that have been diagnosed with cancer, and who are personally unable to meet a specific financial burden that arises exclusively out of a diagnosis or treatment of cancer.
This is a limited fund for needy cases, where other non-charitable sources are unable to help (like social welfare assistance, community welfare officer, or community groups).
If you feel that financial aid applies to you, talk to your Medical Social Worker, Cancer Nurse or another health care professional. One of these healthcare professionals can submit an official application form to the Irish Cancer Society on your behalf, if you're eligible. They can also request the official form from the Grants Administrator in the Irish Cancer Society, by calling (01) 231 6619.
We ask that all submissions for financial aid follow this procedure - it allows us to process the requests more quickly and fairly.
If you want to find out more about financial aid, here are some valuable external resources. (Please note we are not responsible for the content of external websites.)
If you have any questions about financial aid or any other question about cancer, give us a call on 1800 200 700.
National Cancer Helpline
Freefone 1 800 200 700
Talk to a specialist nurse
Have you used the Irish Cancer Society's cancer information services by phone, Daffodil Centre, email, social media or this website? A UCD research team is helping us to evaluate so that we can improve those services.
The financial help I received from the Society relieved the added financial stress I experienced during my treatment.
- an Irish Cancer Society fund recipient