Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer? Are you currently facing legal or financial challenges? Are you located in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area? If so, the Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) can help! LINC assists with cancer related legal and financial issues by providing free referral services to a pro bono attorneys, volunteer financial advisers, and community resources in Greater Richmond. LINC is the cancer patient’s advocate and we are here to help you with your non-medical needs.
Issues you may have never even considered can arise from a cancer diagnosis including legal and financial problems. Anyone diagnosed with cancer or a family member or caregiver who assists a cancer patient is eligible for LINC’s services.
Help is only a call away.
Client Services Attorney Crista Whitman Gantz,
Client Services Assistant, Karen Fitzsimmons Miller
are here to help you.
Each year, LINC staff and volunteer professionals help over 500 cancer patients from Greater Richmond, Virginia solve their legal and financial problems. LINC accomplishes its mission through the generous assistance of over 180 attorneys, financial planners, and professionals. LINC provides help and guidance with the following issues:
Estate Planning and Advance Medical Directives
Medical Insurance/Health Care Law
Social Security and Public Benefits
Employment and Employee Benefits
There is no fee for LINC’s services. If you are referred to an attorney, legal fees may be waived if you have low income which is determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Guidelines. Fees are based on ability to pay.
When you call, LINC’s Client Service’s Attorney will help sort out the issues and assist you in finding resources in the community after the initial intake process is completed. What you tell LINC staff and volunteers is confidential and is protected by the attorney-client privilege.
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LINC prides itself on advocacy and negotiation on behalf of cancer patients and survivors. Community outreach and education are two ways that LINC performs these services.
For more information on LINC services please download our Legal & Financial Client Handbook.
DISCLAIMER: Requests to LINC for legal services will be reviewed by LINC’s Client Services Attorney/Director, who will determine whether the request is appropriate for LINC’s services on a case-by-case basis. LINC has the right to deny services if the request is determined to be outside of LINC’s Mission and Vision statement. The following are considered to be outside of LINC’s scope and mission and thus, are not issues assisted with: immigration, divorce and contested family law issues, criminal, personal injury, and professional malpractice.