Benefits calculator

Cancer and its treatment can affect your ability to work and your income. You may need financial help. The Macmillan Benefits Calculator helps you find out which benefits you can claim if you have cancer.

How does it work?

Our online calculator works out which benefits and financial support you are entitled to. You can use it if you have cancer or if you are caring for someone with cancer.

The calculator uses information about your income, savings, pension and existing benefits. If you have a partner, you will need information about their financial situation. Once you provide the information, the calculator will check what you can claim. It includes financial advice for people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

The calculator is free to use and your information will be anonymous. It should take about 10 minutes to complete. If you run out of time, or need to take a break, you can save your calculation and come back to it later. You can pick up right where you left off.

What benefits does it check?

The calculator checks all the benefits you may be able to apply for. The law recognises cancer as a disability (UK and NI). You may be able to claim disability benefits. The calculator will show the benefits and financial support you are eligible for, such as: