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Universal Credit

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Margaret Greenwood Margaret Greenwood Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Prime Minister said last week that any workers who need to self-isolate because of the coronavirus and who are not eligible for statutory sick pay could claim UC. However, people have to meet a work coach at the start of a claim for UC, there is a five-week wait for the first payment and anyone asking for an advance also has to go to a jobcentre to have their identity verified. So how will people who have to self-isolate be able to claim UC?