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Universal Credit and Benefits

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Many people are understandably concerned about how to go about claiming benefits and Universal Credit at this time, especially in light of things like medical assessments and interviews.

Existing Claimants

You should not attend the jobcentre unless directed to do so for an exceptional purpose.
You can find more information about this here:

Medical Assessments

In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, the Department for Work and Pensions has taken the precautionary decision to temporarily suspend all face-to-face assessments for health and disability-related benefits. This is aimed at reducing the risk of exposure to coronavirus and safeguarding the health of individuals claiming health and disability benefits, many of whom are likely to be at greater risk due to their pre-existing health conditions.

If you already have an assessment appointment arranged, you do not need to attend. Your assessment provider will contact you to discuss your appointment and explain the next steps to you.

You can find more information about this here:

New Claimants

You can find more information about the following, at the link below:

> Local Housing Allowance
> Housing Benefit
> Statutory Sick Pay (Including Entitlement)
> Working Tax Credits
> Self-Employed and Benefits
> Employment and Support allowance
> If You’re and Employer
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