My dad has been diagnosed with late stage bladder cancer,prognosis 12 - 18 months he is 80 yrs old, he has a small private pension and state pension, is he eligible to any monies help, he has to go to regular Dr's and hospital app
I’m very sorry to hear about your dad’s illness. He may be able to claim a benefit called Attendance Allowance. This is a benefit that can help with the extra costs of a disability or health condition if someone is aged 65 or over. It’s paid because of the effect the illness or disability has on their everyday life, and how much care they need due to this. You can find out more about it including how to apply here - https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/money/benefits-entitlements/living-with-terminal-illness/attendance-allowance.
You may also find it useful to look at our information on help for older people - https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/money/benefits-entitlements/help-for-older-people . It can be helpful to get support from a benefits adviser. They would be able to check exactly what your dad is entitled to and help him make the applications – https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/money/benefits-entitlements/getting-help/benefits-adviser .
Claire (Marie Curie Support Line)