Financial and Legal Information
ABCD provides free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer – patients, families and friends.
Offers limited assistance for cancer-related costs, i.e. transportation to and from cancer treatments, home care, and child care.
The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.
Provides free advocacy services to anyone with a serious or life-threatening illness, regardless of income or residence.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is now offering a $4,000 scholarship to one student every semester who has been affected by cancer in any way
Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to remove obstacles to healthcare including access to care, medical debt, insurance issues, and job retention related to their illness.
For those eligible, financial assistance is offered for co-pays, deductibles and medications.
Stage IV cancer automatically qualifies you for disability and expedited processing of your application under the compassionate allowances program--a diagnosis that is terminal. See http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/. You have to have a work history and cannot currently be earning more than $1000 month.