Universal Credit, PIP and ESA face-to-face assessments to be taken over the phone due to coronavirus…

Universal Credit, PIP and ESA face-to-face assessments will be taken over the phone due to coronavirus.

People can manage their benefits by telephone or via their work journal without the risk of being sanctioned for missing a visit.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said the change had been made to keep those with existing health problems safe from the virus.

She said: “As we move into the next phase of our response to coronavirus, it is right we take steps to protect those with health problems.

“Temporarily suspending face-to-face assessments for sickness and disability benefits will allow us to ensure we continue to provide a safety net for those in need, while removing unnecessary risk of exposure to this disease.”

For More information go to https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you


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