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Useful case studies to see how others have managed their critical illness or injury.

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Coping with a serious illness or injury

Understanding your illness or injury

Gathering information provided by health care professionals is an important first step towards understanding your illness or injury.

5 key things to do first

Priorities to address after learning about your diagnosis.

Create your support team

Your support network can help you when you need it most.

Caring for your wellbeing

Self-care involves attending to your social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Caring for the carer

Help for the carers who play a crucial role in supporting those critically ill or injured.

Support in managing your finances

Help with your finances

Suggestions for alleviating financial strain and accessing funds.

Financial support for illness or injury

Understanding and accessing financial support when your financial circumstances change.

A time to reflect and appoint

Your formal nominations should be established and reviewed when you are experiencing a critical illness.

Life-limiting illnesses

What to do when you learn that your diagnosis is terminal.

What to do if you’re critically ill and self-employed

Following a few simple steps will allow you to worry less about the business and focus on what’s important, your recovery. 


Westpac and BT - helping you through your financial life

As part of our Group and one of Australia’s leading wealth experts, BT has been helping Australians build and protect their wealth since 1969.
 

With 50 years’ experience BT can help you plan for today and tomorrow by helping to identify ways to make more of what you have and empowering you to make smarter, confident financial decisions.
 

Accessing superannuation

Your condition may enable you to access your super early

Trauma Insurance

Trauma insurance may help you financially if you’re diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness.

Claiming Insurance

What’s involved in the claims process and how to get started