You could qualify for benefits or statutory sick pay if :
- you lose your job
- you can’t work because of current government guidance
- your pay goes down because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Find out more about what you can claim on the entitledto website.
If you are struggling to pay your energy and water bills during the pandemic, you can get advice and help from National Energy Action (NEA).
If you are receiving housing benefit or universal credits but are finding it difficult to pay your rent you may be able to apply for a discretionary housing payment.
You may also be entitled to help with your council tax payments, click here to find out more.
If you are worried about paying your mortgage, speak to your lender as soon as possible. Mortgage lenders are allowing borrowers to apply for a 3 month payment holiday during the pandemic. For more information on how to apply, see the Money Advice Service guide.