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Cancer Lifeline Patient Financial Assistance Fund

The Cancer Lifeline Patient Financial Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to low-income patients with cancer. The fund can be used for living or medical expenses. Eligible applicants must be within a three month window of active treatment, live or receive treatment in specific Western Washington counties, and meet low-income requirements. For more information about eligibility and the application process, email financialassistance@cancerlifeline.org or call (206) 832-1282.

Applications are submitted by social workers assigned to or requested by patients (or another healthcare representative if no social worker is available) on a regular basis, at times communicated to social workers by Cancer Lifeline.

Cancer Lifeline financial assistance staff are available to help patients locate a social worker / healthcare representative at their facility to connect with to submit an application on their behalf. Information needed to assist a potential applicant are the patient’s full name, date of birth, type of cancer, and where they are being treated. If you would like Cancer Lifeline to help connect you to a social worker or other healthcare representative at the site where you are treated, send these four pieces of information to financialassistance@cancerlifeline.org or call and leave them on our financial assistance line at (206) 832-1282. If you’d like to talk about how the added strain of limited financial resources is affecting you, please know that our Lifeline is available.

Important Note: While Cancer Lifeline was able to provide funding to breast cancer patients, including more than a single grant for metastatic cancer that began as breast cancer, this separate source of funding is no longer available. As such, Cancer Lifeline is no longer able to fund patients with metastatic cancer more than once per lifetime.


Cancer Legal Resource Center

Provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line.

Phone: 866-843-2572
Website: http://disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/cancer-legal-resource-center

Benefits Check Up

The nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.

Phone: 571-527-3900
Website: http://benefitscheckup.org/

Sound Outreach – Pierce County

Basic needs, Health Insurance Guidance, Housing, Financial Empowerment

Phone: 253-593-2111
Website: http://www.soundoutreach.org/services/