The following are some of the other programs that you might be able to access for financial help while you are being treated for cancer and during your recovery.
Government of Canada
The Government of Canada offers a variety of programs that can help you meet your financial needs while you or someone you love is coping with cancer.
Employment Insurance (EI)
You can access benefits if you who lose your job through no fault of your own. This includes if there is a shortage of work in your area or your company lays you off.
You can get financial help if you can’t work because of sickness, injury or quarantine.
If you need to be away from work to care for or support someone who is critically ill, you can get financial help.
You can claim tax deductions or credits for some medical expenses that are not covered by insurance policies or other programs. There are also deductions and credits available for people with disabilities and their caregivers.
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
Canada offers different programs to help support people who are 60 to 64 years of age and 65 years of age or older.
211 provides information about health and social services available in your area. The service is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day by phone, chat, text and internet. 211 is a non-profit organization funded through the generous support of United Way.
If you need to travel long distances to receive medical care, Hope Air can help. This national registered charity helps Canadians in financial need fly to medical treatments.