Money and finances
It is common to have many different emotions when you are told you have cancer. These can be difficult to cope with. Partners, family and friends may also have some of the same feelings.
Talking about cancer can be tough. If you are struggling with your emotions and how cancer has affected you, you can call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.
You can also contact us by:
- Chatting online with a cancer specialist using our webchat.
- Emailing the Macmillan Support Line
- Asking an Information and Support Adviser any questions you may have on our Online Community.
We can also help if you:
- Would prefer to speak to us in another language
- Are calling from outside the UK
- Are deaf or hard of hearing.
If you would like to chat online with people going through a similar experience, you can join our Online Community.
Health professionals, trained volunteers and Macmillan staff in the Online Community can give you advice and tips to help you.
You can also:
Our financial help and support services can help you if you are living with cancer. Find out more below about the types of support there are available.
Macmillan information and support centres
You may find it helpful to visit one of our support centres. Our team of experts are there to listen to you, give advice and answer any questions you may have about cancer.
Macmillan information and support centres are located across the UK. They are free to use and you do not need to book an appointment to visit.
Macmillan Benefits Calculator
The Macmillan Benefits Calculator checks and shows the benefits and financial support you may be entitled to. The law in the UK and Northern Ireland recognises cancer as a disability, and you may be able to claim disability benefits.
The calculator is free to use and the information you give us is anonymous.
Find out more about the Macmillan Benefits Calculator.
Macmillan Grants are small, usually one-off payments to help people who have a low level of income and savings. It is an extra bit of help, not a replacement for other types of support.
Our Energy advisers are here to help if you find it to difficulty paying your energy bills, including gas, electricity or water. They can advise you on schemes, grants and other budgeting tools that may help.