Benefits are payments from the government to people in need. When you are affected by cancer, it may change your situation and mean that you can get extra help.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for benefits in England, Scotland and Wales. It gives benefits through different services, including local job centres. In Northern Ireland, the Department for Communities (DfC) manages most benefits through local Social Security or Jobs and Benefits offices.
The benefits system can be hard to understand. But even getting a basic idea of how it works can help you get the support you need.