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Help with travel costs for medical appointments

If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with a brain tumour, you may be entitled to financial help with costs incurred for travelling to and from hospital appointments and parking charges. This usually involves being able to claim back costs, rather than receiving up front payment.

You will need to pay on each occasion and then claim back the money.

You must meet certain criteria to qualify for such assistance, including:

  • Your weekly income being sufficiently low
  • Being in receipt of Income Support
  • Being in receipt of income-related Employment and Support Allowance

For more information and a full list of eligibility criteria, please visit the NHS Choices website:

Check eligibility

You will need proof of costs (e.g. bus ticket receipts) to be able to claim back your money, as well as proof of eligibility.

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