Your step by step guide to making a will

Booklet
Published: 30 Nov 2019
Next review: 31 May 2022
Edition: 3

This leaflet is a guide to making or updating your will. It is for anyone affected by cancer.

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Published: 30 Nov 2019
Next review: 31 May 2022
Edition: 3

This leaflet is a guide to making or updating your will. It is for anyone affected by cancer.

About this booklet

Having an up-to-date will is important. It can reassure you that your finances and belongings will be passed on in the way that you want after you die. Making a will can be simple to do and does not need to be expensive.

This leaflet explains:

- how to make or update your will

- how inheritance tax works

- how to leave a gift to charity, if you want to

- who to contact for more information or support.

Visit our online information about writing a will.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.