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Benefits Advice

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Welcome to our benefits advice page.

Benefits finance

We are very pleased to have the support and experience of Mark Williams to extend to kidney cancer patients seeking advice and direction relating to benefits available for patients in the UK.

Mark is a survivor of kidney cancer, having been diagnosed in September 2019, and overcoming the physical & psychological effects of the diagnosis. This period of healing would not have been for the support he received from Kidney Cancer UK, their counselling services, regular virtual coffee mornings/evenings and the FB support group. Mark wondered how he could “pay it forward”.

He approached the charity to see what he could do, and he suggested the charity could utilise his skills and knowledge of the benefits system.

Mark has a wealth of experience within the benefit system, having spent 13 years in working age benefit departments with the Department for Work and Pensions.

The expertise Mark offers:

  • A significant understanding of Universal Credit and how it is calculated based on a customer’s personal circumstances.
  • In conjunction with Universal Credit, Mark can provide support with navigating the health journey and what actions to take when a customer is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
  • Able to provide advice regarding Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
  • Although Mark is able to provide advice for patients in England, Scotland and Wales, he is unable to provide advice for patients who live in Northern Ireland

    The link to the Northern Ireland benefit website might be beneficial?

    https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/benefits-and-money/benefits-and-financial-support

    If you would like to ask Mark a question, please use the form below and remember to include your contact details so he, or a member of our team can get back to you.

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    Disclaimer: Kidney Cancer UK & Kidney Cancer Scotland are not responsible for actions, consequences or financial loss experienced from advice given. Please ensure you have clear legal advice before acting on any advice offered through this or any other third party channel.

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