Many people are concerned about their finances after a stroke, but there is some help and support available.
Help from the Stroke Association
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, but need items to help your recovery, you may be able to apply for one of our Life After Stroke grants worth up to £300.
This could be used towards a holiday in the UK for yourself, or for household items such as a washing machine, tumble dryer, a new bed or bedding – the sort of things that will help to improve your quality of life. See our Life After Stroke Grants page for more information.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
If you were working before you had your stroke, you may be able to claim SSP for up to 28 weeks from your employer. This will depend on how long you’ve been employed, your age and how much you earn.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to apply for state benefits. This applies also to those whose SSP has run out. Benefits include Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance.
Other benefits you may be entitled to include:
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit
- Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit or help with rent
- Council Tax benefit.
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