Financial matters

Financial counselling service

When a family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder, it can have a devastating effect on the family’s way of life and financial situation.  Even if the main breadwinner is not affected, he or she may have to give up work to act as the carer or to enable the family to travel to a major city for treatment.  It is also important that the patient is relieved of money worries, so that they can concentrate on getting well.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s financial counselling service aims to provide patients and their families with the peace of mind which comes from knowing their financial affairs are structured in the most effective manner. This allows them to concentrate their efforts on treatment and recovery.

Financial counselling is provided free of charge to patients and their families.

More information: Download our financial counselling brochure

Financial assistance

In special circumstances, the Leukaemia Foundation can provide financial assistance for people who are experiencing financial difficulties related to their blood cancer/disorder diagnosis. This could include help with paying electricity or phone bills. All applications for financial assistance are individually assessed by the Foundation.

For information on how to apply for financial assistance, contact us on 1800 620 420. 


A Centrelink Community Services Officer regularly visits the leukaemia Foundation’s ESA Village at Dutton Park in Brisbane to assist with applications and claims and to provide patients, carers and their families with practical advice on benefits, allowances and eligibility.

To make an appointment, contact our Brisbane office on 07 3055 8233. 

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