At some point when you are living with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), your finances may be affected. This can be a common issue, so if you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Financial issues can also add to your worries if you are already stressed about having CML, but there are some simple ways to feel more in control.
Money can become a concern for many reasons. For example:
It’s always best to face financial difficulties as quickly as possible, before they worsen. This may seem hard but you’re likely to feel more positive and in control of the situation once you start taking steps to manage it. These are some steps that may help:
If you have a carer, they may be eligible for Carer’s Allowance. Carer’s Allowance is a benefit for people who regularly spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial caring needs. Carers may also be able to get help with health and care costs, including help paying for dental treatment, free prescriptions and help managing and paying for care support. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/carers-allowance.