Coronavirus – Useful Information

Coronavirus - Useful Information 1

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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 mail@talkingmoney.org.uk.

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:

NHS Test and Trace Support Payment
Applications to Bristol’s NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme are now open.
Payments of £500 will be given to eligible low-income workers in the city who have been asked to self-isolate and are unable to work from home. To be eligible for the scheme you must meet the following criteria:
  • 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.
To find out more and to apply for the scheme you can visit the council’s website here. Or, if you need help with this or any other money advice you can contact us today.

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