Find out more about benefits and other financial support that could help you after a cancer diagnosis.
We aim to help as many qualifying people as possible meet their particular needs.
Health and social care professionals working with people living with cancer help us to achieve this by taking the role of an applicant, and submitting the applications on behalf of a person living with cancer. In some cases, applications must also be supported by a second professional.
- Person 1: A healthcare professional, a benefits adviser, a social worker or someone acting in some other professional capacity with, or on behalf of, a person affected by cancer. This person is 'The Applicant' who leads the submission of the application, completes Part 4 and should be familiar with the person living with cancer's situation. If we need any further information, this will be the person we contact.
- Person 2: If 'The Applicant' is not a healthcare professional, a second person is required to complete a medical report which contains medical details about a person's cancer diagnosis, prognosis and the impact of the cancer on the individual. This person can be a Macmillan nurse, clinical nurse specialist, hospital doctor, GP or any other Macmillan healthcare professional involved in a person living with cancer's care.
Please note: we do not accept self-referrals completed by people living with cancer or their family or friends acting on their behalf. If a self-referral is received, the application will not be considered until we receive further supporting information from a health or social care professional.Close