We know that money is a big and often difficult thing to talk about when you’re living with cancer. Find out more about how you can access benefits which you’re entitled to.

What we do

Whether you are working, self-employed, unemployed or retired, cancer can affect your ability to pay for everyday things.

If you are affected by cancer there are a range of benefits you may be entitled to which could help you with your everyday living costs.

Our specialist advisors can:

  • Help you find out what benefits you’re entitled to
  • Find out what benefits you might be missing out on
  • Tell you about other types of support which are available

We can also help you to find out about:

  • Universal Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Benefits
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Pensions and credit
  • Income maximisation
  • Macmillan grants

In this video, Mo shares his experience of the financial impact of cancer. He talks about the challenges he faced and how Macmillan supported him to find benefits he was entitled to.

How to talk to an adviser

The welfare rights service is available to anyone who calls the Macmillan Support Line.

Macmillan Support Line 0808 808 00 00

Open every day, 8am – 8pm

If you're calling from outside of the UK you can contact us on +44 207 091 2230. We are unable to advise on healthcare systems overseas.

Please note that conversations with our Support Line advisers are confidential, but may be recorded for quality and training purposes.


Online tools and information

Find out more about benefits if you’re living with cancer, including informaiton on getting support with travel, childcare, and paying bills.

Our Online Community is a friendly place where you can chat anonymously with experts and people in a similar situation to yours. You can talk about anything cancer related, including money, welfare and benefits.

We also have a range of tools online including:

Our commitment to service

Our customer charter [PDF] is our commitment to you and lets you know what you can expect from us.

We also provide a complaints procedure so you can highlight ways we can improve our service.

We hold the Advice Quality Standard, which provides you with assurance that the we have met certain criteria that demonstrate a commitment to quality.

How we can help

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Every day 8am - 8pm
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Online community
An anonymous network of people affected by cancer which is free to join. Share experiences, ask questions and talk to people who understand.
Help in your area
What's going on near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you live.