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Having to cope with money problems, as well as the other aspects of cancer, is something you could do without – and is almost certainly avoidable if you think about it in advance. 

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Many people diagnosed with cancer have to stop work for several weeks or months after surgery or while having chemo or radiotherapy. If you are off work because of your cancer this may affect your wages, depending on your employment contract. Remember, too, that your partner may want, or need, to take time off work to spend more time with you.

At Cancer Connections our Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advisor can:

  • see if you are entitled to any benefits
  • help fill in application forms
  • update existing claims
  • assist with disputing and appealing Decisions
  • complete grant applications

This help is free of charge. To arrange an appointment telephone 0191 456 5081 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, call in to Cancer Connections. We are open Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm at 258 Harton Lane, South shields NE34 0LR.

It's not your fault if cancer causes you financial difficulty. Don't be too embarrassed to seek help before things get out of control.