If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, money may not be the first thing you think about. However, having cancer can be expensive and 4 out of 5 people are worse off after a cancer diagnosis.
Living with cancer can affect your money, whether you are working, unemployed or retired. You may earn less if you stop working or reduce your hours. You may spend more on everyday living costs, like heating or travelling to hospital.
There are a range of benefits you may be entitled to but it can be difficult trying to work out what you can get. The Hertfordshire Macmillan Benefits Advice Service is here to help. We are a partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and Macmillan Cancer Support and provide specialist benefits advice to people affected by cancer who are being treated, or live, in Hertfordshire.
Our advisers can assist with:
- a benefits check
- making claims for benefits like personal independence payment, attendance allowance, employment and support allowance, universal credit and carer’s allowance
- applying for Macmillan and other charitable grants, Blue Badges and help with health and travel costs