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Employment Advice

Some excellent information about coronavirus and claiming benefits is located here: https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

 

Coronavirus and claiming benefits - Understanding Universal Credit

Information about coronavirus and claiming benefits, including Universal Credit. What you should do if you’re claiming benefits and need to stay at home.

 

You can apply for Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance at the UK Government dedicated coronavirus advice page under “Employment and financial support:”

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

People who cannot work due to coronavirus and are eligible for Statutory Sick Pay will get it from day one, rather than from the fourth day of their illness You can check your eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay here: https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay/eligibility Statutory Sick Pay will be payable to people who are staying at home on government advice, not just those who are infected, from 13 March 2020

Some useful advice for employers and employees can be found here: https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

If you are self employed and fall ill, you will be eligible to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) & Universal Credit to help with costs such as housing or children. ESA is paid weekly at £73.10 (£57.90 for people under 25) Universal Credit is paid monthly at £317.82 (£251.77 for people under 25) You can apply for Universal Credit online here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit You can check your eligibility for ESA here: https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/eligibility More information on benefits can be found at my website here: Benefits Advice

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