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23 March, 2020 Open access

Amendments to ESA and universal credit in response to the coronavirus outbreak

New DWP guidance

New guidance has been issued in relation to amendments to employment and support allowance (ESA) and universal credit in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

In particular, DMG Memo 04/20 and ADM Memo 02/20, provide guidance on the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus Disease) Regulations 2020 (SI.No. 289/2020) which provide for - 

- where the Secretary of State is satisfied that it would be appropriate to do so because the person is affected by COVID-19.

The guidance clarifies that a person is affected by COVID-19 if they are - 

DMG Memo 04/20 and ADM Memo 02/20 are available from gov.uk