Navigating The Cancer Journey

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Cancer does not discriminate. It impacts people from all walks of life. When the road gets bumpy, it helps to have companions on the journey. SCS journeys with cancer patients at every stage of the cancer journey. The Society provides a range of assistance schemes to alleviate the financial burden of treatment costs for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents from low and middle income families.

These provide cancer patients with avenues for assistance at every stage of treatment: from pre-treatment, when they are first diagnosed with cancer, to post-treatment and beyond. Find out more about our assistance schemes below.

Cancer Care Fund

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What Is It?

The Cancer Care Fund is a one-time financial assistance scheme to alleviate the financial burden of newly-diagnosed cancer patients from low or middle income families within the first 6 months of diagnosis.

 

Who Can Apply?

  • Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (there are exceptions for non-residents whose parent, spouse, or child are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents)
  • Patients diagnosed with cancer within 6 months of the date of application
  • Patients who meet the income requirements of the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS)

 

Funding Assistance

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Blue Health Assist card holders with a per capita monthly income of less than $1,100 will receive $1,000.

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Orange Health Assist card holders with a per capita monthly income of less than $1,800 will receive $500.
 

 

Documents Required

  1. NRIC
  2. Application forms duly completed and signed
  3. CHAS card OR Public Assistance OR Special Grant Card
  4. CHAS for Pioneer Generation card holders and Permanent Residents without CHAS should complete the income declaration form
  5. Medical memo or certificate stating clearly the date of diagnosis
  6. Bank book or bank statement (for those opting for GIRO mode of payment)

 

How To Apply?

The necessary application forms may be found at the link. Please approach your doctor or medical social worker to complete and submit your application forms. Alternatively, you may contact us for more information.