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Financial support

Cystic fibrosis can bring its own financial burden. We provide a range of grants for people with cystic fibrosis and their families, support for those applying for benefits and information about prescription charges. Read on to find out more about how we can support you.

We support people with cystic fibrosis and their families every step of the way by providing a number of different grants, support with applying for benefits and information about prescription charges. If you have any questions about the support we provide, please contact our helpline on 0300 373 1000.

What do you need help with?

Grants

We provide a range of welfare grants to help in times of financial need. These include grants for emergencies, transplant assessment, health and wellbeing, holidays and breaks, home care, education and funerals.

Benefits advice

We offer support for applying for benefits like Personal Independent Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Universal Credit. Find out more about the benefits support we can provide.

18 March 2020: Due to COVID-19, face-to-face assessments for all claimants on disability benefits will be suspended for the next three months. For more information please visit our coronavirus welfare FAQs.

Prescription charges

Many people with cystic fibrosis still have to pay for their prescriptions. Find out everything you need to know about prescription charges and CF, including whether you could be exempt and how you can apply for a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.

Income maximisation

Maximising your income is about getting extra income from available sources, and making your money go further by finding savings where possible.

Our Income Maximisation Service can support you to access our benefits advice, as well as check you are getting all the financial assistance you are entitled, and help you to make the most out of your money.

It is a good idea to think about how to maximise your income if you are just about managing, or struggling with debt. However, whatever your financial situation, securing additional income or identifying savings can really improve your quality of life.

Please contact our helpline on helpline@cysticfibrosis.org.uk or 0300 373 1000 to access our Income Maximisation Service, and to receive tailored assistance from our Welfare Officer, who can support you to understand what you may be entitled to and the options available.

Helpline

Contact our wonderful helpline team by telephone or email, Monday to Friday, for answers to your questions.

CF Connect

Whatever challenges you're facing, if you need someone to talk to try our scheme for connecting people with cystic fibrosis.

Information

We have factsheets, information packs and publications on everything from transplant to starting school.