Your finances


If you're affected by cancer, thinking about pensions could be useful for many different reasons.

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    Understanding pensions

    There are different pension schemes available, including the State Pension that is paid by the government and a private pension.

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    Stopping work or changing your pension

    Your pension may be affected if you take time off work, stop working or change your scheme.

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    Accessing your pension

    There are different ways of accessing your pension. This depends on the type of pension you have and your illness.

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    Pensions advice and guidance

    You can get free guidance from our financial guidance team, The Pensions Advisory Service, Citizens Advice and Pension Wise, or you can pay for a financial adviser.

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    Passing on your pension

    If you die, your pension scheme may give a lump sum to your beneficiaries.