Benefits and entitlements

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Last revised 15 May 2023

A cancer diagnosis can mean financial uncertainty, as many cancer patients face a loss of income along with increased medical expenses. 

You and your family may be entitled to government support such as Illness Benefit, a Medical Card or Carer’s Allowance. 

Contact the Irish Cancer Society Support Line

If you have worries or concerns about cancer, you can speak confidentially to an Irish Cancer Society Cancer Nurse through the Freephone Support Line on 1800 200 700.

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

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