Coronavirus - benefits update
Benefits update in relation to Coronavirus.
Welsh Government has announced that a £500 self-isolation support payment will be introduced to help people on low incomes. It will relieve some of the financial pressures people face if they have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect service.
The application form will be live from late afternoon on Monday 16 November - see COVID-19 self-isolation payments (Trace, Track, Protect) for more information.
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This information is correct at time of publication, but new changes are being frequently introduced so please seek independent advice.
If you have been contacted by NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service (TTP) on or after 23 October 2020 and been told to self-isolate, you may be entitled to a payment of £500. The payment has increased to £750 for those whose self-isolation period started on or after 7/8/2021.
Due to coronavirus, the current economic slow-down and the previous repeated changes to the Job Retention Scheme, more people in Swansea are at risk of redundancy.
Benefits available to people who are working or were working prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Are you sick and/or have symptoms of COVID-19; extremely vulnerable and have received a letter from NHS; or having to self-isolate because a member of your family has symptoms of COVID-19?
The Government has provided a Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), as an equivalent to the Job Retention Scheme for employees, to assist people who are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information about benefits that you received if you were not in work prior to recent events.
A mixed-age couple is two people living together in the same household as partners where one is over State Pension age and the other below State Pension age.
Information on disability benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Updates on other benefits during the coronavirus pandemic including carers, children and the recovery of over-payments.
Information on appeal hearings during the coronavirus pandemic.
Most full-time students are generally excluded from any entitlement to means-tested benefits unless they meet an exception, these can include parents, disabled students and some young people who are undertaking further education courses.