Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to welfare benefits

Author:
RUST Dan
Publisher:
Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
6
Place of publication:
London

This briefing sets out information on welfare benefit changes under COVID-19, including Universal Credit, Jobseekers, and sickness and disability benefits, as well as the government’s response to work and sickness. It is aimed at social landlords, local authorities and other organisations advising and supporting working age adults. The briefing highlights a few examples of practice from housing associations and the types money and benefit information being offered to residents, including as a result of their financially changing situations brought about by Coronavirus. It also signposts to latest relevant government guidance and where to go for further advice and support. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
Covid-19, benefits, universal credit, jobseekers allowance, housing benefit, disabilities, disability living allowance;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
England
Link:
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Series name:
Housing LIN Practice Briefing
Series no:
5

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