Cancer can have a significant impact on financial security. Many patients have limited or no income if too sick to work, or need medications that are not covered by OHIP.
Wellspring’s Money Matters program provides professional case management on all government income-replacement and drug coverage options. A professional case manager meets privately with individuals concerned about their finances to assess personal situations and determine the programs for which they may be eligible. Assistance with completing necessary forms and application processes is also offered.
Some of the most common programs addressed with clients include Employment Insurance Benefits, Canada Pension Plan, Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works, and employer-based short-term and long- term disability pensions.
In addition to the professional case management, Wellspring’s Money Matters program can offer access to specialized clinics that address financial matters. These include:
- A seasonal income tax clinic for individuals with a low or fixed income and limited assets, completed by trained volunteers
- Free Wills and Powers of Attorney for individuals on a low or fixed income and with uncomplicated estates, prepared by qualified Estate Lawyers
- Free consultation with a lawyer who specializes in employment law and disability law for those with issues related to long-term disability or employment issues
- A Financial Advice Clinic with Certified Financial Planners who help members with questions related to utilizing assets, debt reduction strategies, planning for retirement and other financial concerns
The Money Matters Resource Centre is located at 4 Charles Street East, Suite 400. To book an appointment please call 416-961-1928