COVID-19- CORONAVIRUS BENEFIT BRIEFINGS

Created 27/03/2020

Benefits are changing quickly with the Covid- 19 Coronavirus outbreak. It's difficult to keep up to date.

Please click on the links below to access two briefings to help you advise your clients.  We aim to keep these updated.

Social Welfare Training Covid-19 Coronavirus Briefing 1 At a Glance Guide To Benefit Changes 

Social Welfare Training Covid-19 Coronavirus Briefing 2 Loss of Income  

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Headlines 

Some new announcements have been made in the last week or so after the Budget-

  • Universal Credit/ Tax Credits -  Standard Allowance increase
  • Local Housing Allowance Increase for HB and UC Claimants
  • Reviews and reassessments for disability benefits are being suspended 
  • No requirement to attend jobcentre appointments for three months
  • New Claims for Universal Credit up by 100,000s- request backdating if computer delays
  • Free School Meals replaced by vouchers
  • schemes for employed and self employed to have up to 80% of wages paid- consider a claim for Universal Credit in the meantime.