The payment for this benefit ranges from £21.55 for basic care, right up to £81.30 (the latter being if someone is terminally ill and requires day and night supervision). This normally applies to being in hospital or abroad for 4 weeks or more.

Available benefits.

It is in two parts – Daily Living and Mobility. There are some exceptions, which mean the benefit cap might not apply to you. Sometimes there are differences between the benefits systems in different parts of the UK. A cancer diagnosis can change your financial situation. Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is for people under State Pension age or who are unemployed but able to work. This includes financial help with purchasing such adaptations as stair lifts, ramps and wheelchairs. The Fund also provides money – known as a cold weather payment – if the temperature drops below zero for a week. Read our information about coronavirus and cancer. You may be able to get financial help with health costs when you have cancer. It’s clear then, from all the help available either via charity or the government, that cancer can be an expensive as well as a frightening illness. Free school meals are available for children looked after by adults who receive income-related Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Child Tax Credit. Several specifically assist breast cancer patients. The Macmillan Cancer Support Line (Tel: 0808 8080000). There are a number of charities and professional bodies which provide financial support to help those with cancer and their families. At which point you will be put into one of two groups – Work Related Activity Group or Support Group. The money can be used to pay for a holiday, clothing, utility bills or any other expense deemed necessary because of the illness. This does not have to be certain and it doesn’t matter if you might live longer. Or you could be paid money that you will have to pay back. Grants and benefits are there for a reason and that is to be used. Carer’s Credit helps prevent gaps in your National Insurance record if you have to stop working while you are caring for someone else. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can prove devastating for an individual and those close to them. Not all benefits can be backdated. We’ve created a new account area offering personalised cancer information and support. Encourage survivors to take control of their rehabilitation, 7. When it comes to employment most individuals with cancer who are in a job can receive Statutory Sick Pay from their employer by letting them know via doctor’s note that they’ll be off sick and informing them verbally or by letter (depending on the company’s policy). You can claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit if you were employed in a job, or on an employment training scheme, that either: The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers people with a disability (including cancer) access to public disabled toilets across the UK. This is called a mandatory reconsideration. Challenging a benefits decision can be complicated. A Carers Allowance is available for those who find it difficult to manage with the tasks of day-to-day living and need help with what the government term ‘personal care.’ This includes such basics most of us take for granted as dressing ourselves, washing or cooking. They are usually a one-off payment. So it’s no surprise that money isn’t exactly an immediate consideration either at the time of diagnosis or for some months afterwards while treatment is ongoing. The amount of money you have affects whether you can be paid some benefits. Some may even supply a grant. Registered office address: One Birch Court, Blackpole East, Worcester, WR3 8SG, Make a difference to patients and their loved ones, Leukaemia Care Registered Charity Number 1183890.

Cancer treatment can affect the way the bowel or bladder works. Your claim will be dealt with quickly and you will receive the benefit at the highest rate.

An individual living in Quebec who has contributed to the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) disability benefit pension may be eligible if they: For more information, see Disability and the Québec Pension Plan from the Retraite Québec website. Around 600 individuals a week receive a grant from the Macmillan charity. £296.35 a week (£15,410 a year) if you are single and do not have children who live with you, £442.31 a week (£23,000 a year) if you are single and have children who live with you. The WRAG rate is £102.15 per week.

Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you. The old adage is true – if you don’t ask, you don’t get – and without question, cancer patients are amongst those most in need of financial security at such an unsettling time. Visit to learn about Social Security benefits you might be eligible for including SSDI Go to your nearest Social Security office Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

We have a general version, and one for people who are experiencing late side effects after pelvic radiotherapy. Some benefits can be backdated. This is not means tested and is not affected by your partner’s income, savings or how many hours they work. It should include a short report from a medical person who is treating the illness. You should get your payment within 2 weeks of sending the DS1500 form. You may not be able to get some benefits if you: You might also not be immediately eligible for some benefits if you have lived abroad, even if you were born in the UK. In Northern Ireland, these keys can be bought at any local council office. For more information about benefits, visit: The more information you can give the adviser, the more they will be able to help. The help available depends on where you live in the UK. You may still be getting DLA for adults if you live in England, Scotland or Wales and claimed before June 2013. Another important thing to note is that you can only claim contribution-based ESA for up to one year, if you are in the WRAG, although you may then go on to receive income-related ESA if you are eligible. The Scottish Government set up a new agency in 2018 called Social Security Scotland. When you are affected by cancer, you might be able to receive benefits to: The benefits you may be entitled to depend on factors like your age, your income and where you live. Remember that getting Carer's Allowance can affect the benefits of the person you’re caring for. The federal government will partially replace wages for up to 15 weeks if a person: cannot work because of sickness

Some people have got financial products to cover them for a “rainy day”. The WRAG group is for people who may be able to do some kind of work if the conditions are suitable for their disability. An anonymous network of people affected by cancer which is free to join. Macmillan Grants are small, discretionary payments to help people with the extra costs that cancer can cause. They are specially trained to help you get any benefits you might be entitled to. The money is to be spent on items which will make life in the family easier or more enjoyable. All rights reserved. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor. Sometimes there are differences between the benefits systems in different parts of the UK. You must ask for this within 1 month of the decision date. National Insurance is money collected by the government. the income, savings or property of a partner who lives with you, the people who live in your home and their financial situations, have come from another country to live or work in the UK. When you are affected by cancer, you might be able to receive benefits to: help with extra costs; support you if you have to stop working. For more information on the CPP-D Benefit program, see the Government of Canada’s Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit – Overview.

Find out where to get benefits advice if you have cancer or care for someone with cancer. You may have to stop working due to ill health. Visit Access to Work, or NiDirect if you live in Northern Ireland. Helping patients prepare for returning to work, 3. The Daily Living part pays £55.10 a week at the standard rate and £82.30 at the enhanced rate. When you are diagnosed with cancer, you automatically meet the disability definition under the Equality Act (2010). © Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Ben’s Heroes Trust is a small charity which provides financial help and support to children with cancer who require new treatment or drugs not available on the NHS. The Assessment determines whether you are capable or not of working and involves filling in a questionnaire as well as a face-to-face meeting. Find the nearest Macmillan information and support centre, be aged 18 or over – or 16 or over in certain cases, not be in full-time education or training – unless exceptions apply, such as you get Personal Independence Payment and are not able to work due to ill-health, not have more than £16,000 in savings (between you and a partner if you have one). For example, if you or your partner: The cap might not apply if you, your partner, or any children under the age of 18 who live with you, get certain benefits. letters about your existing benefits, including letters about any benefit applications that were not successful. Coronavirus is having a huge impact on people living with cancer.

This benefit provides financial help to people who are unable to work following completion of the Statutory Sick Pay period (28 weeks). We have expert advisers on the Macmillan Support Line who can help you deal with money worries. Payment is usually very quick.

This could involve spending the money on a holiday, buying a washing machine or using it to cover hospital visits etc.

If you live outside of London, the benefit cap is: If you live in a Greater London borough, the benefit cap is: In Northern Ireland, some people affected by the benefit cap may get a Welfare Supplementary Payment. It is for informational purposes only. The help you are entitled to will depend on your individual situation and where in the UK you live. You can speak to a Macmillan welfare rights adviser by calling 0808 808 00 00. This is worth around £30 a week. Registered office: 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ.

Other organisations can also help you get the financial support you need. State income payments aren’t included in this calculation.

There is a standard award that is paid for the first 13 weeks of a claim. The rate for this group is £109.30 per week.

There have been some changes to benefits across the UK. The government’s eligibility criteria is summarised here. Some benefits are paid to you for particular reasons. This benefit is not means tested, so you could be in receipt of this benefit regardless of your income or savings.