Survive.

Use the calculator as a guide to help you see how long you could survive financially before you're on the breadline.

Calculator.

How quickly would your money run out, if anything happened to you or your partner, as a result of long term sickness or injury, critical illness or the death of the main breadwinner?

Use our calculator below to work out how many weeks breathing space you could have, in just a few easy steps.

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Main monthly household bills

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Monthly luxuries
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State benefits explained

State benefit

REASON CLAIMED

HOW MUCH PAID?

FOR HOW LONG?

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Illness

£86.70 a week

Maximum of 28 weeks

Employment and
Support Allowance
For example, applies
when SSP finishes
after 28 weeks

Illness and Disability

For a single person the
maximum is £100.15
a week

This amount is the maximum
paid, after the first 13 weeks
'assessment phase' of
a claim and depends on
circumstances.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Long-term health condition or disability, which includes difficulties with activities related to ‘daily living’ and or mobility.

Personal Independence Payment has two parts called 'components'

Care component*
– maximum of £79.15
a week

Mobility component**
– maximum of £55.25
a week

Some people will be
entitled to get just one
component; others
may get both.

Depends on
circumstances

  • * a care component
    - if you need help looking
    after yourself such as managing your medicines or treatments
  • ** a mobility component
    - if you can't walk or need
    help getting around

Widowed Parent's
Allowance*

Death

£108.30 a week
Must be under
State Pension Age

Stops if you remarry,
live with someone as
a couple or your children
stop qualifying for
Child Benefit.

Bereavement
Allowance*

Death

Maximum weekly rate
£108.30

Only applies if you
are aged 45 and over.
Payment is based on
your late husband or
wife's NI contributions.

You must be under the
state pension age and
not bringing up children.

Up to 52 weeks

Rates correct as at April 2013.

* Please note for the purpose of the calculator we have assumed you will only be eligible for illness
related state benefits, or your loved ones will receive either widowed parents or bereavement allowance
after your death.

InformationWe’ve pre-selected some benefits below but you can change them if you want to.

What are you eligible for?
What are you eligible for?
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State benefits - please select all that could apply.
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Statutory sick pay £86.70 a week for first 28 weeks
Employment and support allowance (single person)
up to £100.15 per week from week 29 onwards or
if self employed
Personal Independence Payment
– care component up to £79.15 a week
Personal Independence Payment
– mobility component up to £55.25 a week
Widowed parent's or Bereavement allowance
£108.30 a week

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Other benefits
For example, this could be any existing insurance policies or work benefits you may have.

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Other benefits or income

Work sick pay or weekly benefit

per week for
weeks

Fixed investment or other income e.g. child benefit

per week for
weeks

Existing insurance such as Income Protection

per week for
weeks
starting at
weeks

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Your financial picture

Your monthly maximum
amount needed is
You could be on
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How we work this out

Your monthly maximum amount needed is based on your total monthly expenses.

Your deadline in weeks is based on how long your savings would cover your monthly expenses, after allowing for any state benefits or other income/benefits you might receive over a year.

This is a guide and should not
be considered financial advice.

How do I compare?

Click on where you live below, to see how your deadline compares. Please note our calculations assume you would receive a minimum of statutory sick pay.

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Scotland
The average deadline here is 28 days.
Assumes average savings of £1,000,
weekly spend of £340.
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Northern Ireland
The average deadline here is 27 days.
Assumes average savings of £949,
weekly spend of £337.
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North West
The average deadline here is 15 days.
Assumes average savings of £564,
weekly spend of £344.
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North East
The average deadline here is 11 days.
Assumes average savings of £375,
weekly spend of £328.
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Yorkshire and The Humber
The average deadline here is 30 days.
Assumes average savings of £1,253,
weekly spend of £378.
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East Midlands
The average deadline here is 42 days.
Assumes average savings of £1,629,
weekly spend of £361.
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West Midlands
The average deadline here is 40 days.
Assumes average savings of £1,476,
weekly spend of £346.
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East of England
The average deadline here is 24 days.
Assumes average savings of £1,026,
weekly spend of £384.
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Wales
The average deadline here is 11 days.
Assumes average savings of £390,
weekly spend of £333.
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London
The average deadline here is 79 days.
Assumes average savings of £3,751,
weekly spend of £418.
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South East
The average deadline here is 44 days.
Assumes average savings of £1,763,
weekly spend of £368.
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South West
The average deadline here is 16 days.
Assumes average savings of £574,
weekly spend of £342.

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