Macmillan Cancer Support is highlighting the extra financial burden that many people with cancer face due to extra costs as a result of treatment and/or loss of income. We are also warning that potential changes to the benefits system could leave many without a financial lifeline.
Nationally, more people with cancer than ever (over 85,000) depended on Macmillan to understand and access the benefits and tax credits system, including getting help to fill in complex and often time-consuming forms, as well as tribunal representation from our local benefits advice services.
The growing number of people with cancer turning to us with money worries is a stark reminder of the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis when, on average, their income halves and outgoings rocket. The support that organisations like Macmillan provide are becoming even more urgent and important, but we cannot do it alone.
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