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Financial help

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to allow us to operate our Travel Treatment Fund (TTF) once again.

If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. You may also qualify for other nationwide or regional financial support programs.

  • Are you eligible?

    Travel Treatment Fund

    The Travel Treatment Fund offers financial help toward the cost of getting to and from your appointments. You may apply to the fund if:
    • you have to travel more than 200 km from home to the treatment centre

    OR

    • you have 10 or more treatments within a given year at a treatment centre that is less than 200 km from home

    You may not apply to the fund if you already have coverage for travel and accommodations through the following programs:

    • BC Employment and Assistance (i.e., Social Assistance ): 1-866-866-0800

    • BC Assistance for Persons with Disabilities (i.e., PWD): 1-866-866-0800

    • Veterans Affairs Canada:  1-866-522-2122

    • First Nations and Inuit Health (i.e., Non-Insured Health Benefits): 1-800-317-7878

    • Extended health benefits and disability insurance 

    * contact information specific to each plan

    Depending on the distance you must travel to cancer treatment, CCS offers different levels of travel allowance per year.

    If you are eligible for the fund, you will receive your money once a year. When the payment is issued depends on when you applied to the fund. The direct deposit must be issued to the person who applied to the fund, with one exception if the client is a child we can issue the payment to the adult guardian.

    To learn more about what you may be eligible for, please call our Cancer Information Service.

    Financial Support Drug Program

    As of June 1, 2020, the Financial Support Drug Program (FSDP) is not accepting new patients. Patients who are already enrolled will continue to be supported until further notice. BC Cancer may still be able to help cover some of the costs of prescription medicines that manage your symptoms related to cancer treatment. For more information, contact Patient and Family Counselling at the BC Cancer regional centre closest to you.

  • To apply for financial support

    To apply for the Travel Treatment Fund, ask someone on your healthcare team to help you fill out this application form.

    Please return this form by post, fax or e-mail to:
    Travel Treatment Fund / Canadian Cancer Society 
    860-625 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2T6
    Phone: 1 888 939-3333 / Fax: 1 888 675-6507
    Email: traveltreatmentfund@cancer.ca


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