Could you claim benefits?

A change in circumstance - like a cancer diagnosis - can mean you become entitled to certain benefits without even realising. As the costs of cancer can mount up quickly, it’s important to get every penny you’re entitled to. You can do this quickly and easily with the benefits calculator.

These benefits are ones affected by your income, savings and property you own. Giving up your job or caring for a child with cancer can affect what you’re entitled to. The calculator is for people aged 18+, but there’s separate information about benefits if you’re under 18, or if you’re studying.

You may also be entitled to Disability Living Allowance because of your child’s cancer diagnosis or Personal Independence Payment if you’re diagnosed yourself. It’s best to apply for these first, as getting these can help with your eligibility for other benefits.

The calculator takes about 10 minute to complete and you don’t need to know anything about benefits to use it. At the end of the calculation you’ll see a results page with a breakdown of all benefits identified and how to claim them, including links to the forms.

A couple of important things to know before you use the calculator:

  • The text in the blue box is really important as it tells you what documentation you need to complete your calculation
  • The calculation needs to be completed in one sitting – it can’t be saved and returned to. So please make sure you allow enough time to complete it in one go.

Tell us what you think

We’re doing some research into the impact we’re having, and would really like to hear from you! If you’ve got a CLIC Sargent grant, stayed in one our of Homes from Home or used our online tools and information, and are happy to have a quick chat on the phone, then please fill in your details.

Someone from our agency, Rocket Science, will get in touch with you by email to arrange a convenient time to have a chat.