Financial Resources for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Financial Resources for Ovarian Cancer Patients


A severe illness like ovarian cancer will no doubt take its toll on your finances. Aside from healthcare costs, some patients face a reduced income after needing to take a break from work–or quit altogether.

It all adds another level of stress to an already overwhelming experience. Thankfully, there are plenty of organizations out there ready to help. Check out these options for ovarian cancer financial support.

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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Clinical Trial Fund
Provides approved patients with a one-time payment toward certain non-medical costs related to clinical trial participation.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Treatment Fund
Approved patients can receive a one-time payment to help cover non-medical costs like transportation to and from the doctor, bills, and groceries.

Cancer Insurance Checklist
An online worksheet to track provider visits, services, and costs, helping you compare insurance plans in the federally funded Marketplace.
An online toolkit designed to assist in managing finances after a cancer diagnosis.

Triage Cancer Guides and Checklist
Quick guides and checklists by Triage Cancer offer practical information on finances, health insurance, employment, and work. Also available in Spanish.

Compassionate Allowances for Ovarian Cancer: Disability Benefits Center
Describes the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program for stage 4 ovarian cancer, reducing financial burdens.
Research different insurance plans, find the best fit, and sign up during open enrollment or a Special Enrollment Period.

An overview of the Medicaid program and its eligibility requirements.

An overview of Medicare, its eligibility requirements, and the application process.

Social Security Administration: Overview of Disability Programs
Detailed descriptions of disability programs, including SSI, SSDI, and returning to work.

Social Security Disability Income
Information for women with all stages of ovarian cancer on qualifying for social security disability income.

SSI and SSD: Disability Benefits Center
A questionnaire evaluating eligibility criteria for supplemental security income and social security disability.

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