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Stroke information

Coping with the aftermath of stroke can be tough. You and your family may suddenly be faced with financial difficulties, especially if you are no longer able to work. If you have a disability, you may need to pay more for things like heating, transport and specialist equipment. People tell us that this is a real worry.

Financial help is available through the benefits system. You can also get help via your employer, local council and other organisations.

This guide covers:

  • Benefits if you have an illness or disability, including Statutory Sick pay and Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
  • Benefits if you are out of work or on a low income, including Universal Credit.
  • Help with one-off expenses, such as grants and Budgeting Loans.
  • Help with other costs like council tax, prescription charges and household bills.


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