Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer? Are you currently facing legal or financial challenges? 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. 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. Crista Whitman Gantz,
Client Services Attorney, is here to assist you.
Contact Crista for Help Today
Phone: (804) 562-0371 extension 4
Toll Free: 1-877-644-5462
Fax: (804) 918-0946
Each year, LINC staff and volunteer professionals help over 400 cancer patients from across Virginia solve their legal and financial problems. LINC accomplishes its mission through the generous assistance of over 150 attorneys, financial planners, and professionals. LINC provides help and guidance with the following issues:
- Applying for public benefits including Social Security Disability and Medicaid
- Getting medical treatments covered
- Keeping your job
- Debt management
- Preparing for the future through estate planning, powers of attorney, and advanced medical directives
- Providing for your child’s care and custody
- Finding community organizations who will provide supportive services
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 Director will answer and help sort out the issues and assist you in finding resources in the community to help you. 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.