Being ill or having an injury that affects you for any length of time can have a big impact on you financially.
The following information might be helpful if your situation has changed because of illness or injury:
Use our online benefit checker to see if there are any additional benefits you can claim. Along with illness related benefits such as statutory sick pay, you may be entitled to money to help pay your rent or council tax.
Disability living allowance
If your condition is long-term, you may want to consider an application for Disability Living Allowance. You can make a claim by speaking to the Department for Work and Pensions.
Government mortgage schemes
If you’re a homeowner, you might be able to apply for help with your mortgage payments. Read our information on government mortgage schemes for details on whether you can apply.
Payment protection insurance (PPI)
If you’ve paid for payment protection for any of your debts, check if you can claim on them. Usually this insurance will pay your normal monthly payment for you.
If you would like some advice when it comes to your financial situation, we are happy to help.
You can use our online Debt Remedy tool, which will provide you with free debt advice and the best solution to your debt problem. If you’d prefer to talk to us call our free Helpline on 0800 138 1111.