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Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. However you may be able to access private finance products like insurance or claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.

These pages will give you more information about what you may be entitled to and where to go for help. 

You can use our online tools to calculate which benefits you may be eligible for, help with budgeting or to better understand your finances. 

If you need more help you can also contact our helpline, we have financial guides and welfare rights advisers who can help with questions about pensions, insurance, loans, mortgages, wills and benefits.  

A welfare rights adviser can tell you what local government assistance and benefits are available to you. They can also help you fill out benefit claim forms.

If you are self-employed, a welfare rights adviser will be able to advise you on benefits options. To speak to an experienced welfare rights adviser for free, you can call us 0808 808 00 00.

You can also contact your council, or in Northern Ireland, your local Jobs and Benefits or Social Security Office, for benefits information. You can contact your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau for financial and legal advice. A financial adviser may also be able to help, although they will charge a fee for their services. Find one at

A grant may help ease financial problems. We offer one-off payments to people with cancer. Macmillan grants are dependent on your savings and your income. CLIC Sargent offers grants to children and young people with cancer. Turn2Us can help you find other charities offering financial assistance.