We’ve listed some basic financial information here, but it’s best to get some advice based on your particular circumstances from one of the organisations we’ve mentioned.
You can get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks (7 months).
You may also be able to claim Occupational or Company Sick Pay on top of this if your employer provides it. Read your contract, or staff handbook if you have one, and ask your employer about how to claim.
You’ll need to ask your doctor or nurse in the hospital to give you a ‘fit note’ covering the time you’ve been off.
There are financial benefits you may be entitled to if your income has dropped while you are off work.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) offers financial support to people who are ill or disabled, and unable to work.
Universal Credit – instead of certain benefits, you may be able to claim Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or out of work.
If you need additional help because of health problems, you may apply for:
Remember that you may be able to get other benefits as well, depending on your circumstances.
Find out more about these benefits and how to apply from gov.uk
Anthony Nolan Grants are available to people affected by transplant who have limited savings. Grants are typically under £150 and can help to meet a wide range of practical needs arising from stem cell transplant
To find out more, or to apply for a grant, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Macmillan Cancer Support also offers grants, which you may be eligible for.
There’s financial and practical information available for you if you’re self-employed. (For example, you’re entitled to certain financial benefits.) For more detailed information, contact Macmillan Cancer Support or any of the other organisations listed on this page.
Information published: 10/10/16
Next review due: 10/10/19