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Families can get a free £350 grant to help cover bills – see if you qualify

Cash help confirmed by cancer charity Macmillian – new £3.5m endowment will help struggling families as the cost of living crisis continues to hit households across the UK

Macmillan confirmed more financial support for families with cancer
Macmillan confirmed more financial support for families with cancer

Families struggling with growth bill cost could be eligible for help through a new £3.5 million grant.

Cash aid confirmed by Macmillan Cancer Charity as if cost of living crisis continues to hit households across the UK.

Macmillan said they’ve seen an increase in the number of people living with cancer who need financial support.

The charity predicts the number of cancer patients who will apply for the Macmillan grant by 2022 will increase by 16%.

Additional cash is being allocated to the Macmillan Financial Grants scheme, which has awarded £1.6m this year.

Anyone living with cancer and who needs help with bills and other necessities may be eligible to apply for benefits.







Macmillan has noticed a spike in cancer patients who need financial help
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The allowances are worth up to £350 per person. This is a tested one-time payment and you won’t need to pay it back.

To be eligible for the Macmillian grant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You have no more than £6,000 in savings for a one-person household or no more than £8,000 for a household of two or more

  • You have a weekly income of no more than £323 per week for a household of one or no more than £442 per week for a household of two or more.

Benefits like Independent payment for individuals (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Attendance Allowance (AA) will not count towards your income.

You can apply for a grant by calling Macmillan on 0808 808 00 00 or you can speak to a healthcare professional to help you fill out the form.

If your application is approved, you will receive the payment directly to your bank account or by check.

What other help is available if you are having trouble paying your bills?

The additional funding comes as millions face a cost-of-living crisis with families having to pay for food and rising energy bills over the next few months.

Ofgem is raising its energy price cap to £693 from 1 April, from £1,277 to £1,971, while the cost of The average grocery store is predicted to grow by £180 each year.

If you are not eligible for Macmillan support, you should check with the debt charity Turn2Us about what other grants you may be able to claim.

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Turn2Us has a free sponsored search engine so you can find out what help is near you – there are about 8,000 grants available right now.

Other aids you may want to consider include Warm house discount scheme, which offers a one-time payment of £140 to people who receive the Guarantee element of Pension Credit or are on a low income.

There are also Winter fuel payment scheme, in which state pension recipients can receive between £100 and £300.

Low-income households can also get £25 a week to help pay their energy bills in the winter thanks to Cold weather payment plan too.

If you are really concerned about your energy bill, you should talk to your energy provider first to see what they can help you with.

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