Most cancer patients are totally unaware of all of the resources available to help them navigate the complex maze of legal, employment, and insurance systems that can arise and continually change after and during treatment. Especially today with COVID-19, additional resources have become available to cancer patients. Many patients and their families are completely unaware of the financial impact that cancer can have on their lives.
If you and/or your spouse are still working, there are many things to consider. With states opening up and jobs being eliminated possibly permanently, how can you prepare yourself so you will not become a casualty of the times?
Individuals diagnosed with cancer who are concerned about returning to work due to a compromised immune system have options and resources available to them including:
If necessary, seek help from a consumer credit counseling agency. They can provide you with practical tools such as financial calculators and budget worksheets. Make sure you investigate and understand the possible negative impact they can have on your credit score.
Arming yourself with information about your legal, employment, insurance and consumer rights in addition to getting assistance from these resources can help you manage the financial impact of cancer.
about the author
Diahanna is a HealthTree Coach specializing in financial help for blood cancer patients. As a professional financial consultant and former caregiver of her husband who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, Diahanna perfectly understands the financial issues facing blood cancer patients.