This webpage provides information about coronavirus and claiming benefits

Employment and benefits support

Employment and benefits support

If you are affected by coronavirus or its effect on the economy, there is a wide range of support available.

These pages provide information about the changes the government has brought in to support people who are already claiming benefits, need to claim benefits, or are at risk of losing their job as a result of coronavirus. Use the links at the top of this page to find the benefits information you need.

You do not need to attend the jobcentre unless we ask you to do so. If you need to contact us the quickest way to do this is online or by phone.

If you need to attend a jobcentre, they are open and one of our colleagues will be able to assist you. Please wear a face covering when entering a jobcentre. See the latest government guidance on meeting with others safely and social distancing

These pages will continue to be updated. Please check here regularly for updates on the arrangements the Department for Work and Pensions is making to support those who are affected by coronavirus.

For general government advice about coronavirus see Coronavirus: what you need to do

For health information and advice see the NHS pages on coronavirus