From 28 September, the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme will be available in England. If you have to self-isolate but cannot work from home and you meet the criteria, you could get a single payment of £500. Local authorities will be responsible for the payments.
Emergency Universal Credit loans are available to people affected by coronavirus. This means you can ask for your first payment straight away. This is a loan. You will pay this back from your Universal Credit payments. If you stop claiming UC, you will still have to pay this back.
If you already claim Universal Credit and are working
Let your Job Coach know if the work ends and whether this is permanent or temporary. If you get Statutory Sick Pay, this will be deducted from your Universal Credit in the same way that wages would be.
Warning If you receive Working Tax Credit
If you apply for Universal Credit, you will stop receiving Working Tax Credit.
You will not be able to re-claim Working Tax Credit. Most people who move from Working Tax Credit to Universal Credit have a fall in income.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Check if you are eligible to claim PIP. This is a disability benefit that can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long-term health condition or impairment.
The amount you get depends on how your condition affects you, not the condition itself.