Macmillan Grants to help with the extra cost of living with cancer
A cancer diagnosis has a huge financial burden, with many people facing extra and often unexpected costs. For example, people living with cancer face higher energy bills as they go through treatment as it’s harder to keep warm, and there is often additional costs associated with getting to and from appointments.
The cost of living has reached its highest level in decades and many people living with cancer are really worried about the spiralling costs of energy bills, food prices, rail fares and fuel. This is on top of the expected financial and emotional pressures of a cancer diagnosis.
Macmillan Grants are a one-off payment of £350 to help with the extra costs that living with cancer can bring.
They can be used to help with things like:
- energy bills
- home adaptions
- cost of travel to and from hospital
- any extra costs you might have because of cancer.
You can call Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 and talk to the Welfare Rights team about Macmillan Grants. You can speak with the Welfare Rights team:
• Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
• Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Both of the following must also apply:
• You have no more than £6,000 in savings for a household of one person or no more than £8,000 for a household of two or more people.
• You have a weekly income of no more than £323 per week for a household of one person or no more than £442 per week for a household of two or more people.
We do not count Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Attendance Allowance (AA) when we work out your weekly income.
Please contact Macmillan Cancer Support if you have any questions
Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00