When a person has been diagnosed with a blood cancer, they may be facing a reduced income if they are unable to work or are placed on short-term disability. At the same time, they may also be facing an increase in expenses related to traveling to treatment appointments, parking costs and meals.
The One Kilometre At A Time: Transportation Subsidy Program can help ease some of those expenses for your patients. The program is designed for individuals newly diagnosed with a blood cancer, those facing a relapse or those whose treatment protocol includes a scheduled transplant. It provides a one-time $300.00 travel subsidy to those facing financial hardship to help cover the following costs:
Parking costs at cancer centers
Meals on the road
Travel within the city centres via bus, taxi or Uber
The program aims to support Individual's who are experiencing financial hardship. For purposes of this program, financial hardship is deemed as:
- Experiencing a significant reduction in household monthly income due to job loss, inability to work, moving to short term or long-term disability as a result of cancer diagnosis or treatment protocol.
- An individual living on a lower income who is unable to afford to travel to treatment without financial assistance.
Your patient may be eligible if they:
Reside in Canada
Are 18 years old or older
Are experiencing financial hardship
Have been diagnosed with a blood cancer withing the last 60 days or relapsed within the last 60 days
Treatment protocol for their blood cancer includes a transplant and they have a confirmed transplant date
Have a letter stating they have a minimum of four medical appointments related to their blood cancer diagnosis at a recognized cancer treatment facility in the next 60 days
A declaration statement is checked off that the individual is experiencing financial hardship
As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our partners. Program continuation is dependent on the availability of funds and the programs could be modified or discontinued at any time if funding is limited or no longer available.