Benefits

benefits

Benefits

Benefits can be overwhelming at first, not sure which way to turn or what help maybe available to you. Kidney Club offers a brief guide based on experiences we have had as patients. Signposting you to where you need to go to get financial help. Benefits can be overwhelming. Kidney Club offers a brief guide based on experiences we have had as patients.

Warm Home Discount

Now the colder weather is upon us once again, you maybe entitled to the Warm Home Discount which can save you £140 off your energy bills.

Statutory Sick Pay -SSP

Many patients on dialysis or post transplant continue to work. But because of their Kidney impairment there may come a time when there is a period of sickness. In many cases employers will look after employees as per the conditions of their contract regarding sick days or weeks. Over the longer term the employee may need to go on Statutory Sick Pay.

Current Rate SSP

£95.85

You cannot get less than the statutory amount. You can get more if your company has a sick pay scheme (or ‘occupational scheme’) – check your employment contract

Universal Credit

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Benefit Calculators

Due to the Covid pandemic and the fact many employers are struggling, some patients may face unemployment and will need to claim benefits. There is much more on our forum with first hand experiences from patients who can help guide you. Below are two really helpful links to the main benefit calculators, where you can work out what you maybe entitled too.

Benefit Rates

Personal Independence Payment

  • Daily living component: enhanced – £87.65
  • Daily living component: standard – £58.70
  • Mobility component: enhanced – £61.20
  • Mobility component: standard – £23.20

Universal Credit

  • Your circumstances Monthly standard allowance
    Single and under 25 £342.72
    Single and 25 or over £409.89
    In a couple and you’re both under 25 £488.59 (for you both)
    In a couple and either of you are 25 or over £594.04 (for you both)
Chat With Patients

The great thing about Kidney Club is that you can speak to other patients via Zoom. Talking to other patients helps us in so many ways.

Check out the forum for more help with benefits

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