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Advice and information podcasts from Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. Covering everything from disability benefits, special education, health and diagnosis, and accessing social care.

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Advice and information podcasts from Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. Covering everything from disability benefits, special education, health and diagnosis, and accessing social care.

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    Updated: 5 November 2020

    Our Family Finances Adviser Derek explains the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the government's initiative to financially support people unable to do their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.

    • 2 min
    The Coronavirus Self Employment Income Support Scheme

    The Coronavirus Self Employment Income Support Scheme

    Listen to our Family Finances Adviser Derek explain the government's scheme to help self-employed workers through the coronavirus outbreak in the UK.

    • 3 min
    Child Winter Heating Assistance

    Child Winter Heating Assistance

    The Scottish Government is introducing a new payment to help families with severely disabled children pay their winter heating costs. Listen to our benefits expert Derek explain how the new payment works.

    • 2 min
    The Scottish Child Payment

    The Scottish Child Payment

    The Scottish Child Payment is a new benefit, providing low income families in Scotland with a payment of £10 per week for each child in their family who is aged under six. Applications open in November 2020, with payments due to start at the end of February 2021. Listen to this podcast episode about the new benefit, and find out more about benefits in Scotland on our website: contact.org.uk/benefits-scotland

    • 2 min
    The coronavirus Test and Trace Support Payment

    The coronavirus Test and Trace Support Payment

    In England, low-income workers who who are asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace Service, and who are unable to work from home during their period of self-isolation and who lose money as a result, can apply to their local authority for a £500 payment. Find out more by listening to our benefits adviser Derek explain the new support scheme.

    • 2 min
    The Coronavirus in-work Job Support Scheme

    The Coronavirus in-work Job Support Scheme

    Listen to our benefits expert Derek explain the UK government's new coronavirus in-work Job Support Scheme for businesses that remain open. It replaces the furlough scheme from November 2020 and is expected to last at least six months. Find out more about financial support during the coronavirus pandemic on our website: https://contact.org.uk/coronavirus-and-welfare-benefits

    • 2 min

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