Benefits and other financial support

Help with health costs

It is possible to get financial help with health costs when you have cancer. It can include help with prescriptions, wigs and fabric supports, dental treatment and eye treatment.

  • Prescriptions

    You may be eligible for free prescriptions if you have cancer. There are also other ways to help with the cost of medications.

  • Wigs and fabric supports

    You may be able to get free wigs and fabric supports, depending on your situation.

  • Dental examinations and treatment

    Help with the cost of dental care is different across the UK. You may qualify for free dental treatment.

  • Eye treatment

    Some people may be able to get free eye tests. You will qualify if you meet certain criteria.

  • NHS Low income scheme

    The NHS Low Income Scheme helps people who have a low income to pay for their healthcare costs.

  • Home adaptions, equipment and services

    You may be able to get financial help for equipment or nursing home charges.