A cancer diagnosis can increase your living costs in many ways. Benefits may help you cope with these changes.
A cancer diagnosis may mean:
- extra transport costs as you travel to and from hospital
- spending more time at home, which leads to higher energy bills
- working fewer hours, or stopping work altogether for a while, because of the cancer and its treatment.
These are just some example of how cancer can affect your finances. But depending on your situation, you may be able to get benefits or other financial support to help.
The benefits system can seem daunting and hard to understand. But even just getting a basic idea of how it works can help you access financial support.