Benefits and other financial support

About benefits

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our network of financial specialists is here to help you find out what benefits might be available to you and how to claim them. The benefits you may be entitled to depend on factors like your age, your income and where you live.

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    Understanding benefits

    Benefits are payments from the government to people who need financial help.

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    Macmillan Grants

    Every week, over 700 people receive a grant from Macmillan Cancer Support.

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    Who can help you get financial support?

    Many people can give you advice on your financial situation. Some charities and organisations offer grants.

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    The Welfare Reform Act

    There have been changes to the benefits system. There are a number of ways your benefits could be affected.

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    Protecting your right to state benefits

    Some benefits depend on your national insurance contributions. There are organisations to help you find out what you are entitled to.

Try our interactive financial support tools