I too found that I was not entitled to anything because I was being paid by my company for most of the time and have happily been able to return to work full time. I am still paying for a prescription certificate now for items to help my dry mouth condition and the high blood pressure which developed as a result of the chemo. It's not a moment too soon. Perhaps they will allow cancer patients an allowance on hospital car park fees next.


Chris
hello everybody..,

im 23 yrs old...from philippines..
my mother was not yet diagnos with cancer but when we consulted an EENT he said that it will be a cancer if she will be spitting blood already.it means her throat is already having scratches since its swollen. now she is spitting blood.he voice is almost gone..my problem is that we cant send her to a speacialist coz we have no finances..will u pleace give me idea where will i can find help? my mother is loosing weight and getting weak everyday..i am afraid.
thank u.
I've only just found out about this - shouldn't my GP practice or hospital have told me about it?

Is there any way of reclaiming all the charges that I've paid?
Hello 200

I think that you should be able to claim the past payments made. I suggest that you ask about this at a Citizens Advice centre or write to the department concerned. Let us know what you find out.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee

Vinod
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Whilst mt husband was ill, he received a careers allowance which was paid for about two years until he was announced clear.  More recently, he suffered a third bout of cancer, again he got carers allowand, I think it was about £87 per week (although all authorities were informed when his death was registered) they are now demanding three weeks overpayment) no means test was applied. 

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