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Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 78723, tabled on 22 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how she plans to support claimants with long-term symptoms from contracting covid-19.

Answered on

1 September 2020

Claimants with long term health conditions or disabilities, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms directly arising from infection with Covid-19, may be supported in a range of ways through social security benefits and other support measures, depending on their particular circumstances. Up-to-date information about the support available for individuals can be found on GOV.UK:

Newly unemployed claimants

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-you-were-employed-and-have-lost-your-job

Moving into work

https://www.gov.uk/moving-from-benefits-to-work

Personal Independence Payment

https://www.gov.uk/pip