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Managing your finances (benefits) Infosheet

This Infosheet provides information on the main benefits and allowances that may be available to you if you are a myeloma patient or a carer of a myeloma patient.

This Infosheet provides information on the main benefits and allowances that may be available to you if you are a myeloma patient or a carer of a myeloma patient.

There are a number of different benefits and credits you may be able to claim. The type and number of benefits you may be entitled to vary from person to person and may be affected by:

  • Any savings you have
  • Your income, including your partner’s
  • Benefits and pensions you and anyone living with you are currently receiving
  • Outgoings you have such as rent, mortgage payments and childcare payments
  • Your age

The most common, current benefits and credits you may be entitled to include:

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Attendance Allowance (AA)
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Carer’s Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

The infosheet describes how these benefits may be affected by:

  • Hospital and care home stays
  • Going abroad
  • Benefits cap

You may also be entitled to:

  • Blue Badge scheme
  • Winter Fuel Payments
  • Prescription charges
  • Charitable grants

Details about how to apply for the benefits can be obtained from the organisations listed at the end of this Infosheet.