Work is the main source of income for many people. But if you are living with cancer, you may need to take time off. This could be for:
- medical appointments
- having or recovering from treatment
- coping with emotional stress or side effects.
If you are caring for someone with cancer, you may also need time off work.
Your income may go down if you take time off. But everyone has certain rights at work, so doing this doesn’t have to mean your earnings will stop completely.
If you stop working or your earnings drop, you may end up paying too much tax. If this happens, you may be able to claim a refund. This is called a tax rebate.
We have more information about work and cancer for employees, carers and employers.