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Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service

Cancer can be the toughest battle you ever fight, so the last thing you need is the stress of worrying about how you're going to pay your bills.

How the Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service supports you

The team can help you access grants and up to 40 benefits you might not have known you're entitled to. In fact, last year they helped around 400 people living with cancer get nearly £2 million in support.

  • A personal benefits adviser. You'll get the best individual advice on how to apply for welfare benefits, tax credits, allowances and grants. Your adviser can even visit you at home and help you fill out any benefits forms.
  • Help with appeals. If we feel you've had an unfair benefit decision, we'll help you appeal it.
  • Advocacy. To support you if you are dealing with other government departments.
  • Referrals. If there are other people who can support you too, like counsellors, debt, housing or employment support - we'll point you in the right direction.
  • Support groups.  We can help you find a cancer support group in your area. And if you need someone to come and talk with your group about benefits, we'd love to help.

How you get support

Medway Council runs this service for you in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Care. It's available to anyone in the ME1 to ME8 area (plus ME9 Medway residents only) who are living with and beyond cancer.

Get in touch today.

If you or someone you love is living with cancer, contact the team now. 

Phone 01634 333511

Email welfare.benefits@medway.gov.uk

Further information

  • Macmillan Cancer Support provides a free phone and web service that provides practical, emotional, financial and medical information, directly from their team of cancer support specialists.

Visit  Macmillan Cancer Support or phone 0808 8080000

Medway Download Gif Download the welfare benefit rates leaflet for April 2016 - April 2017 (PDF 308KB)