Benefits and other financial support

Looking after someone with cancer

When you’re supporting a loved one with cancer, your finances can feel the strain. Whether it’s providing transport to appointments, picking up extra shopping or paying extra bills. You might have even reduced your working hours. Financial help is available and you may be entitled to certain benefits.

  • Carer’s Allowance

    If you are caring for someone with cancer, you may be able to get financial help.

  • Financial help when caring

    There are ways to help cope with financial difficulties and decisions when you are caring for someone with cancer.

  • Carer’s Credit

    Carer’s Credit may help you to build up qualifying years for the State Pension if you are caring for someone with cancer.

  • Bereavement benefits

    Bereavement benefits can be paid to someone whose husband, wife or civil partner has died.