It’s important to know there are a number of ways that you may be able to ease financial stress.
You may be able to access a lump sum payment from your superannuation fund on compassionate grounds. This can help cover the costs of treatment, transport or rehabilitation. You may also be eligible to claim from your income protection insurance if you have it.
It’s important to understand what your health insurance covers you for and what financial support you can access early on in your treatment pathway.
Speak with you super fund or visit the Department of Human Services to learn more.
Banks and financial institutions can also offer you temporary relief from personal debt or mortgage repayments. You can learn more from your bank or the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.