Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Employers can access a grant from HMRC that covers 80% of salary (up to a maximum of £2,500 a month) for each employee to ensure their job is retained. This Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme offers the grants on the proviso the employer does not make them redundant.
This scheme is understood to be backdated so that employees recently made redundant may be rehired and covered by the scheme. Tenants who have recently been made redundant should be encouraged to contact their former employer to see if they will be taking up this grant.
Where a tenant is unable to work due to sickness or self-isolation, they are entitled to statutory sick pay if they qualify for it, or the sick pay their terms of employment offer above that amount.
If you dont come under the scheme then you should apply for Universal Credit at https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit.
Where it is not possible to apply digitally, they can apply by calling –
Universal Credit helpline: 0800 328 5644