Benefits – Water
Whether you are on CAPD or APD chances are you going to be using a lot more water than you used to and if it is switched off, this will cause issues for the dialysis. There is a means tested benefit that puts a cap on the amount you can be charged for water no matter how much you use. Give your water board a ring to see if you are eligible.
Even if you are not eligible you will need to ring your water board to tell them that you are now a home dialysis patient and a priority – if the water goes off; they need to know that you need it!
Some will do it over the phone or online – however my local water board (Dwr Cymru) sent me an application form to fill out but “home dialysis” was already an option – it was very quick and simple but so important!