Covid-19 – Welfare Benefit Changes

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In this leaflet, we review the changes made to the benefits process during the Covid-19 national lockdown. You might want to read this before making any applications or if you want to see what happens now when benefits are reviewed.

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Ann Innes (Welfare Adviser to the ME Association), reviews the changes made to the benefits process during the Covid-19 national lockdown.

You might want to read this before making any applications or if you want to see what happens now when benefits are reviewed. Please also check the latest Government advice.

This free leaflet is comprised of two parts:

  • The first is about benefits for people tested positive for Covid-19 or have the symptoms or for those who share a household with someone in this situation.
  • The second is for people on Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance who have been treated as having limited capability for work but not limited capability for work-related activity (i.e. “work preparation group” or “limited capability for work” respectively).

The information provided in this leaflet was correct at the time of writing – April 15 – but please be aware that the regulations and guidance are changing daily. Check the Government website before making an application.

We will be producing an updated version of this leaflet as soon as we can.

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.

If you prefer you can download the leaflet here without registering via the website shop.

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