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13 March, 2020 Open access

DWP sets out range of measures it will put into place to support employees and claimants affected by coronavirus

Government confirms that forthcoming legislation to make SSP payable from day one for people affected by the coronavirus will apply retrospectively from 13 March 2020

The DWP has set out the range of measures it will put into place to support employees and claimants affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

In 'Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses', the DWP confirms temporary arrangements previously announced for those who are either infected by the virus or advised to self-isolate, including in relation to employees that  -

In addition, in relation to existing benefit claimants, the government confirms that -

Finally, in relation to new benefit claimants, the government confirms that -

For more information, see Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses from gov.uk