Help with benefits for people affected by 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

  • Identifying benefit entitlement
  • Claiming the correct benefit
  • Filling in forms
  • Appeals for benefit decisions
  • Applying for grants

There are three ways to contact us:

We work with a number of partner agencies who refer to us. These include:

  • Ward 1 Western General
  • Wester Haven - The Cancer Information and Support Centre (Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way EH14 3JF)
  • St.Columba’s Hospice
  • Patient Information Centre, Royal Infirmary
  • Marie Curie Hospice.

Macmillan helpline

Lots of information and assistance is available through Macmillan’s own Cancer Support Direct service.

Call 0808 808 0000 8am to 8pm 7 days a week.

Visit the Macmillan website at

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