Help with benefits for people affected by cancer

Benefits advice when living with cancer

Living with cancer can cost a great deal of money.  There is help available to meet those costs. We offer free and confidential benefit advice to increase your income.

What we can help with

  • claiming the correct benefit
  • filling in forms
  • representation at appeals
  • applying for grants.

You can contact us at the Advice Shop.

0131 529 5000

We also have sessions at centres.

Patient Information Centre, Royal infirmary - Thursday 10am-1pm. To make an appointment call the centre.

0131 242 7660

Ward 1, Western General - Drop in on first and third Wednesday 2- 4pm, second and fourth Wednesday 10am- 12pm.

Wester Haven - The Cancer Information and Support Centre, Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way EH14 3JF. Tuesday 10am- 1pm. To make an appointment call the centre.

0131 453 9400 

If your first language is not English or if you have difficulty with your hearing or speech let us know about this when you contact us so that we can give you the advice you need in a way that is suitable to your needs.

You can also get help through Macmillan Cancer Support Direct national helpline.

0808 808 0000

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