What financial support is available for me?
If you’ve been financially affected by coronavirus, and if you’re eligible, you should apply for Statutory Sick Pay, Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance. The UK Government has introduced some temporary changes to make this process easier. Find out more about the changes here.
I can't register the birth of my child - can I still claim child benefit?
At the moment you can’t register the birth of a new baby because of coronavirus. You can find out more about this on the MyGov website. However, you can still claim Child Benefit without having to register your child’s birth – simply add a note along with the claim to state you haven’t been able to register your baby’s birth yet. Here’s some wording you can use:
Please note that my child’s birth has not yet been registered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I am aware I can still claim so my child benefit form is attached.
You can find information on claiming child benefit during the coronavirus outbreak on the UK Government website.