Change in sick pay

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I must have understood my sick pay as all of sudden I got paid only 36£ for the week and I'm in hospital recovering from lung removal and that's what my 18 and 17 yr old are expected to live off while I'm in hospital One of the docs here in hospital put in for a grant through yall for me but I've heard nothing back. I'm just feeling really alittle overwhelmed this morning. I have sent an email to the hr department to see if that's correct. But I'm sure it is so I've requested my holiday hours I've acquired be put on so maybe next week or next they can live easier. It's all made me feel so sick this morning..I dont know what to do

  • Hi  ,

    Thanks for getting in touch. I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis and the clear worries you have over finances.

     As part of our Money and Work Team, we have a dedicated group of Welfare Rights Advisers that I feel would be good for you to talk too. They can check if you’re entitled to state benefits and can help to access other financial support, such as one-off grants to help with those extra costs. You can contact them on freephone 0808 808 0000 and they’re available weekdays 8am – 8pm and weekends 9am – 5pm. If you’d prefer you can also contact them via webchat here by selecting “Chat to us” and then the “Welfare Benefits & Grants” option.

    They will ask you for some financial details such as your household income, amount of any savings, cost of rent/mortgage, council tax and utilities just to see if any other help is available.

    Just to clarify, the Financial Guidance Service can provide information and guidance on all aspects of your personal finances to help you make informed decisions in the following areas;

    Pensions and retirement options

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    If there is anything from the above list that you would like to discuss, please speak to us directly on the same number. To reach the Financial Guidance team just select options 1 then 2 then 1 again. Our team are available Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm. Alternatively you can also speak to us on Webchat too by clicking here


    Yours Sincerely,




    Financial Guide