Coronavirus – Useful Information
We are all experiencing unprecedented times and at Talking Money we hope to offer as much support as we can over the coming weeks. Currently we are offering our services by telephone only, which is a huge transition so please bear with us while we adjust the service to this new way of working. If you would like to contact one of the team please call our telephone lines on 0117 954 3990 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve listed below some useful links that may also be able to offer some information. Please bear in mind the current situation is changing quickly, so this information is up to date as of March 2020. We will make every effort to keep this updated as and when we have new information to share.
The Money and Pensions Service
They have provided this coronavirus information that includes the following guides:
- Step 1: Do an emergency budget
- Step 2: Check your insurance policies
- Step 3: Use your savings
- Step 4: Talk to your creditors if you think you’re going to miss payments
- Problems paying your rent or mortgage
- If you think you might not be able to pay gas or electricity bills
- What to do if you’re getting behind on car finance payments
- If you are worried about debt
- If you think you might have to borrow money
- High cost credit – things to think about
- Avoid loan sharks
- Your rights to sick pay and changes to claiming your benefits
- If you might need to claim Universal Credit
- If you’re worried about your pension
- If you’re worried about redundancy
- How to contact us
NHS Test and Trace Support Payment
- Have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
- Are low paid employed or self-employed.
- Are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result.
- Are currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.