5. What Benefits Are Available

Financial Support

What benefit entitlement can you get?

The main benefit is from DWP called the Personal Independent Payment(Up to £148.85 p/w) You need to ask for a DS1500 form from your oncology specialist nurse, this will speed up the claim to 2 weeks, otherwise you will be waiting for 12 weeks, if you do not get a DS1500, do not ask for a home assessment as this will delay payment further. Other benefits include:


Other Financial Help