Sickness affects us all at some point in out lives. Its almost a proverb that humans have to go through these downtimes to get to a better place than where they were. Our income is important in these times as we are not able to do what we once did, so how does someone maintain a decent level of income when going through a period of sickness.
Fortunately for those of us in the UK we have the benefit of making use of sickness pay. If a GP deems it reasonable, they can offer us payment to partly cover our expenses. You will require a GP note, and monthly visits to the GP to check up on how you are doing in order to maintain payments.
Housing benefit is often awarded to those with low incomes. So if you are unable to work you will be eligible for this because of your circumstances.