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29 Jan 2018 22:55

Is there a payment or help I receive looking after my sister or towards funeral costs for my mum?

Re: Payment

30 Jan 2018 01:33 in response to Ainsley1212

Hi Ainsley1212. Welcome to the forum.

This is somewhat outside our area of expertise. I'm no expert, but I believe there are some allowances that you might be eligible to claim.  However, the benefit system is complex, to say the least.

I suggest that a better place to look for help is the Citizen's Advice Bureau. They can offer you free advice and guidance on issues such as this, and they will have more experience.  I suggest a Google search for "Citizen's Advice Bureau" should find your nearest branch. You can then phone, explain your issue, and make an appointment with an advisor. 


Re: Payment

30 Jan 2018 08:31 in response to Ainsley1212

Welcome to Cancer Chat, Ainsley1212.

There is some information on our website about financial support that might be available and you can read more about it here.

I hope this is of some use.

Best wishes,

Renata, Cancer Chat Moderator 


Re: Payment

30 Jan 2018 10:34 in response to Ainsley1212

Hi Ainsley,

The only thing I can add to Renata's and Telemando's posts is that MacMillan have a benefits advice service which may be able to help. I found our local advisor was brilliant and extremely helpful. Their website will help you find your nearest advisor.

Good luck