The state may help a bit - but not enough and not for long.
The good news is that the state will give you £95.85* a week for up to 28 weeks if you can't work due to ill health.
But not everyone is eligible for Statutory Sick Pay - it's only available for people who are employed, and Tax and National Insurance are still deducted from your payments. For full details on the state benefits available to you, go to www.gov.uk.
The bad news is at the end of 2018 the average UK family was spending £55.70** a week on food alone.
That doesn't leave much for all your other monthly expenses.
The figures used don't take into account any temporary or short-term changes to state benefits.
** ONS, Household expenditure in the UK, financial year ending 2018