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19 June, 2020 Open access

DWP issues guidance on how payments under CJRS and SEISS are treated for purposes of benefits other than universal credit

New DMG Memo sets out treatment of payments in the assessment of income and capital and advises on benefits that cannot be claimed by recipients

The DWP has issued new guidance on how payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) are treated for the purposes of benefits other than universal credit.

In DMG Memo 13/20, the DWP sets out guidance to decision makers on the treatment of payments under the two schemes for the purposes of means-tested legacy benefits; contributory employment and support allowance (ESA) and contribution-based jobseeker's allowance (JSA) (including new-style ESA and JSA); carer's allowance; and maternity allowance.

NB - guidance relating to universal credit has been published in ADM Memo 10/20 and ADM Memo 11/20

The guidance includes that -

DMG Memo 13/20 is available from gov.uk