The Welfare Rights Services is provided by Hull City Council in partnership with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Care

The Welfare Rights Service provides free and confidential advice and advocacy to ensure cancer patients receive their correct entitlement to state benefits. The Welfare Rights Advisor can assist patients and their family members with the following:

  • Provide a full benefit check based on the patients’ health issues and financial situation
  • Assistance to challenge benefit decisions including representation at tribunal
  • Assistance to request an increase in disability related benefits
  • Advice or assistance to make benefit claims including:
    • Attendance Allowance
    • Personal Independence Payments
    • Carers Allowance
    • Universal Credit
    • Pension Credit
    • Employment and Support Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Council Tax Reduction
    • Bereavement Benefits
  • Assistance to apply for a Blue Badge parking permit
  • Signposting to other relevant services

If you are receiving treatment for cancer at The Queens Centre or Castle Hill Hospital and have not automatically been referred to The Welfare Rights Advisor you can ask to be referred by your Specialist Nurse or any other health professional. Referrals must be made by a health professional.

If you are not receiving assistance from a health professional and require benefit advice you can contact The Macmillan Welfare Rights Service on 08088 080000