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Getting financial help in Prince Edward Island

  • Are you eligible?

    The Canadian Cancer Society offers low-income individuals living with cancer an annual travel allowance.

    The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), a not-for-profit charitable organization, OFFERS financial assistance to assist with travel expenses associated with accessing cancer treatment to LOW-INCOME individuals with cancer. The beneficiaries of SOCIAL ASSISTANCE programs are not eligible for any allowance to cover transportation costs because a financial assistance program is already available to them. In addition, to be eligible for the travel allowance, at least 10 appointments per year are required if your treatment/follow-up locations are less than 200 km from home. (This last criteria does not apply if your cancer centre is located more than 200 km from your home). Only one travel allowance is granted per year, based on the application date. The annual allowance amount is subject to change without notice. The allowance is granted only to the person with cancer and the CCS cannot issue the check to a third party in any circumstances.

    Eligibility criteria 

    • A family unit *consisting of a single person whose gross annual income is less than $24,949.
    • A family unit * consisting of two (2) people whose gross annual income is less than $31,061.
    • A family unit * consisting of three (3) people whose gross annual income is less than $38,185.
    • A family unit * consisting of four (4) people whose gross annual income is less than $46,362.
    • A family unit * consisting of five (5) people whose gross annual income is less than $52,583.
    • A family unit * consisting of six (6) people whose gross annual income is less than $59,304
    • A family unit * consisting of seven (7) or more people whose gross annual income is less than $66,027.
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    *Family unit: Includes any person in the family who resides permanently at the same address as the person living with cancer.

    Travel Allowance:

    • Travel Allowance 1 to 10 km: $135
    • Travel Allowance 11 to 20 km: $220
    • Travel Allowance 21 to 30 km: $325
    • Travel Allowance 31 to 50 km: $380
    • Travel Allowance 51 to 70 km: $435
    • Travel Allowance 71 to 200 km: $490
    • Travel Allowance 201 to 300 km: $600
    • Travel Allowance 301 to 500 km: $700
    • Travel Allowance form more than 500 km: $750

     

  • To apply for financial support

    You must have the Application Form filled out by a health care professional and send it by post, fax, or e-mail to the to the attention of the person in charge of the Travel Treatment Fund at:

    Travel Treatment Fund

    Canadian Cancer Society

    5151 de l’Assomption Blvd.

    Montreal, Quebec H1T 4A9

    Phone number : 1-888-939-3333

    Fax number : 514 255-2808

    Email : financialassistance@cancer.ca

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