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Welfare benefits

Welfare benefits

If you have M.E. or care for someone who has M.E., you may be entitled to claim welfare benefits. Action for M.E. produces a range of factsheets about the benefits available, including information on applying and, if necessary, appealing. You can find links to these below.

Impact of Coronavirus

The UK Government has published guidance on Statutory Sick Pay, Jobcentre appointments, health assessment appointments, changes to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits, Local Housing Allowances and Housing Benefit.

Face to face assessments for all welfare benefits remain suspended. People are encouraged not to delay making claims as all benefits remain open and telephone and paper based assessments are in place where appropriate.

Other sources of support

You can also contact the following for further welfare benefits information: