The Brain Tumour Charity and Rushmoor Citizens Advice are partnering to provide a weekly benefits clinic, aimed at providing specialist benefits advice and assistance to people affected by brain tumours. The clinic takes place every Tuesday afternoon between 12:30 and 16:00.
In 2015 The Brain Tumour Charity published a report called Losing Myself: The Reality of Living with a Brain Tumour. This report presents the findings of one of the largest and most in-depth surveys on the quality of life of people living with a brain tumour in the UK. One of the issues exposed by these findings was the precise extent to which having a brain tumour can affect the professional life and financial security of patients and carers.
3 in 4
have had their/their partner's working life affected
have had to give up work entirely
1 in 2
experience financial difficulty
For some people, a brain tumour diagnosis might mean that they are no longer able to work and earn a steady income. This could be due to the symptoms of having a brain tumour such as fatigue and cognitive difficulties, or in the case of carers it might be because they need to care for their loved ones on a daily basis.
Seeking financial assistance in the form of benefits may help support you while you are not in work. However, understanding the benefits system and finding exactly what you are eligible for can sometimes be complicated.
The Brain Tumour Charity and Rushmoor Citizens Advice are partnering to provide a benefits clinic aimed at helping people affected by a brain tumour navigate the benefits system.
The people who have used our Benefits Clinic since its launch will each be on average £3,400 better off over the next 12 months.
“We know how much of a difference The Brain Tumour Charity makes to the lives of people living with a brain tumour, and we hope the free, confidential and impartial advice we can offer on more practical matters will supplement this so that together, we can reduce the suffering of those living with this devastating disease.”
Alex Hughes, Chief Officer, Citizens Advice Rushmoor
EveryTuesday 12:30 -16:00 a specialist benefits adviser will be available to assist you with issues such as:
The benefits application process
The benefits appeal process
Benefits eligibility criteria
General benefits inquiries
To speak with the benefits adviser call our support line on 0808 800 0004 on a Tuesday, between 12:30 and 16:00. Alternatively, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or call us on weekdays during office hours and we will be able to arrange for you to receive a call back.
It was a lovely experience at such a low time to talk to someone who understood the system.
I would highly recommend the benefits clinic to make sure people know their rights and get the support they deserve.
Kay user of The Benefits Clinic
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