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Hi my parterre has been diagnosed with bone cancer and maybe in her liver this has come back from breast cancer she had a few years ago I’m finding it hard to cope with ,  my partner has been turned down and now waiting for it to go to court for pip and in September 2022 I quit work a job I had for 15 years to take care of her as she needs help can’t do much for her self as she is mainly bed ridden, my partner claims some benefits, I’m wandering if there could be owt I could claim as my savings are running low , I can’t claim caters as her pip is waiting at tribunal 

  • Hi  

    My name is Emma, and I am one of the Work Support Advisers at Macmillan Cancer Support. I’m so sorry to hear of your partner’s recurrence and how hard it is for you. I’m also sorry to hear you’ve felt you had to give up your job to care for her as, after 15 years’ service, I know that can’t have been an easy decision to make.

    The Work Support Team’s area of expertise is advising on employment law, so I’m unable to offer financial advice to you. We do however have a team of Macmillan Welfare Rights advisers who be happy to check if there are any benefits you can claim yourself, or advise of any other sources you or your partner may be able to gain financial support from. Unfortunately, the team currently aren’t available on our Online Community, but they are available either to speak to on the phone, via webchat or via email.  You can speak to them by calling 0808 808 0000 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm and weekends from 9am until 5pm by selecting option 1, followed by option 2 and option 2. You might also find it useful to prepare for your contact with them by viewing our webpages that explain what information you need.

    I do hope this offers you the support you are looking for. Please do contact us again if you feel there’s any other help we can offer.

    Kind regards,

    Work Support Advisor
    Remember you can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or by email