Unfortunately if you couldn’t work through ill health you might have to find out.
You might be surprised to learn that statutory sick pay is only £81.60 a week, these days that’s just enough to buy about 60 litres (13 Gallons) of petrol.
Other state benefits aren’t as generous as you might think either;
- Statutory Sick pay is only £81.60 a week and is only paid for 28 weeks
- Employment and support allowance is only £67.50 per week
- Bereavement payment is a one off sum of £2,000 but would it even cover the funeral costs.
- Widowed parent’s allowance is only £100.70 per week, how much would that buy for your children?
You don’t have to rely on the state; you can protect yourself and your loved ones.