Benefits and other financial support

About benefits

The benefits system in the UK is complex and can be confusing. The benefits you may be entitled to depends on factors such as your age, your income and whereabouts in the UK you live. It's important to know your benefits rights, and find out who can help you to claim.

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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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    Other grants and loans

    There are lots of grants and loans available from local and national organisations.