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MetiNews.Com - Those told to isolate via the NHS app, and who have not been contacted by Test and Trace, cannot claim a £500 payment

Sheffield news Government urged to extend isolation support grants MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Those told to isolate via the NHS app, and who have not been contacted by Test and Trace, cannot claim a £500 payment

Sheffield news  Government urged to extend isolation support grants MetiNews.Com
22 November 2020 - 09:45

Breaking News ! People asked to self-isolate at home by the NHS app face an “impossible choice” because of differing eligibility criteria for support grants, it is claimed. Low-income workers asked to stay at home by NHS Test and Trace in England are potentially entitled to a Test and Trace Support Payment, but the same money is not available to those contacted via the NHS Covid app. The £500 payment was brought in at the end of September, and is for people on low incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result of being forced to isolate. Read More Related Articles Rishi Sunak to spend big, but warns high borrowing cannot go on ‘indefinitely’ Read More Related Articles Three-tier local restrictions to be strengthened when lockdown 2 ends in December People told to isolate by Test and Trace are given a code which they can cite in an application for the grant from their local council. But those told to isolate via the app, and who have not been contacted by Test and Trace, cannot claim on the scheme.

.” Katie Martin, from Citizens Advice, told the BBC: “Ultimately people are facing an impossible choice often. “They are taking a big hit on their incomes if they can’t work from home and they need to self-isolate, but they still have their bills to pay, their food shopping to do, children to care for.” Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds told the broadcaster Boris Johnson should use his time in isolation to fix the system. She said: “Many people will be astonished to find that people using the Covid-19 app can’t access support to self-isolate – even if they’re eligible for the payment.”

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Sheffield news Government urged to extend isolation support grants MetiNews.Com


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