Cancer can have a serious impact on personal finances. People often experience a loss of income and, at the same time, increased expenses such as travelling to hospital. Macmillan is well-equipped to help with money worries, offering a wide range of publications and services. We have more information about how we can offer financial support and guidance .
Welfare Rights Advisers
Many people affected by cancer will be entitled to financial help, but state benefits can be hard to understand and difficult to access. Research shows that the benefits system is not well designed to meet the needs of people affected by cancer.
Our Welfare Rights Advisers on can tell your employee yer which benefits they may be entitled to. They can also help them complete the forms and apply for benefits.
We also have a national network of financial advice centres that your employee can visit. You can search on our website to find your nearest one.
Financial Guidance Service
Our expert financial guides understand how cancer can affect someone’s finances. They can support people affected by cancer to plan and manage their money. They can help with matters such as pensions, borrowing, savings, mortgages, investments, banking and insurance. You may also find our online financial guidance tool helpful.
Your employee may find our section booklet Help with the cost of cancer useful, which explains state benefits and how to apply for them. We also have financial information and booklets about financial planning, managing money day-to-day, and debt. You can order our booklets from be.macmillan.org.
Macmillan offers a free benefits awareness course, which you might find helpful.