Benefits and debt advice

Benefits advice 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.


0808 808 0000

8am to 8pm 7 days a week.

Find out more on the Macmillan website