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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What financial support is there for working families?

Last updated 2 June 2020


This is a quick guide of benefits you might be able to claim if your income changes as a result of Coronavirus. 

You might also want to look at our other Coronavirus pages:

What can I claim when I am off work

I’m off work because I am self-isolating or shielding – what can I claim?

What can I claim now that my income has gone down

I’m already claiming benefits but my income has gone down – can I get more help?

What can I claim if my income has gone down due to coronavirus? I’m not claiming any benefits.

I’m self-employed, what can I claim?

I’m self-employed but I can’t work because of coronavirus – what can I claim?

Can my children still get free school meals?

I used to get free school meals for my children but now the schools are shut – what can I do?


My employer has said they cannot afford to keep paying me, is there financial support to help them continue to pay my wages?

Other resources

I’m struggling to pay my bills and afford food – what other help is available?

Where can I go for more help?

This advice applies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Where it refers to public health guidance, we have linked to that for England: you should check the guidance for your part of the UK. If you live outside England, Wales, Scotland or N Ireland, the law may differ. Please call our helpline for more details.

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