Financial Matters

If you have a serious illness there are many financial matters that will need to be discussed. Palliative care costs are normally covered. This could be by Medicare or private health insurance. You may need to pay extra for medications and equipment.

Your illness may affect your ability to continue working. This may mean changes to household income. Your role in the family finances may change.

You may have a spouse or dependent children. You will need to discuss this with them. You may find that sorting out finances, including tax matters, relieves any fears or worries.

Last updated 14 February 2017