Benefits of becoming a member
A GUIDE TO BENEFITS
After six months from joining, members are entitled to apply for a grant towards the cost of nursing expenses incurred by the illness or injury of their dependants. Those who are members in their own right (widows and widowers, divorced spouses of officers) are equally entitled to apply for a grant for the same nursing expenses incurred by their own illness or injury.
SCALE OF BENEFITS
Nursing Home or Hospital Accommodation
The expense of temporary residence (including food and nursing care) in a hospital or nursing home; Up to £1750 per week.
The expense of the temporary employment of a qualified nurse or carer. Up to £420 per week.*
*Increased from £385 per week as of 1st of Jan 2024
The expense of convalescence (including travelling expenses) under medical advice in an accepted establishment. Up to £350 per week.
The expense of temporary home help (including home cleaning, shopping and essential errands).
Up to £252 per week.*
*Increased from £231 per week as of 1st Jan 2024
Maximum Duration and Amount of Awards
A member is entitled to receive nursing benefits in respect of up to eight weeks of illness (whether consecutive or otherwise) in any period of twelve months. In the case of Home Help, the maximum duration in a period of twelve months can be up to fifteen weeks, provided the grant application does not exceed a maximum of £2520.
The maximum grant payable to a member cannot exceed £8,000 in any period of twelve months.