The Macmillan Coventry and Warwickshire Benefits Advice Team, has moved rapidly to home working to continue to advise cancer patients and their families, through the Covid 19 lockdown. The team from Coventry Citizens Advice, working in partnership with Macmillan, have been helping cancer patients and their families navigate a
New research from Citizens Advice reveals one fifth (20%) of UK adults say they have applied or expect to apply for benefits as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. This rises to 68% of people on zero-hours contracts.
The findings come as government data shows over 1.5 million households made
With 1.2 million new claims made for Universal Credit in the final two weeks of March it’s clear the pandemic is causing financial stress for many people. Therefore the Government has had to review how Universal Credit is delivered.
We’re here to help people through this crisis and offer advice
• Advice services are still open and helping people through the crisis
• Volunteers are working hard to provide advice both over the phone and online
Advice services across Coventry are already helping hundreds of people a week across the city on a range of issues which affect everyday
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Coventry Citizens Advice continues to provide advice for the most vulnerable
Despite the current challenges with the COVID – 19, Coventry Citizens Advice will continue to provide advice for those who need it despite their offices being closed to the public.
In response to the
In response to the latest government advice regarding working from home, and avoiding unnecessary travel where possible, Coventry CA have reviewed the potential corporate risk level now posed by COVID-19 and are implementing its contingency strategy.
From 17.00 hours today (March 18th 2020) we will close our face to face
The DWP has provided guidance for those claiming Universal Credit, those who need to claim advance payments and those who are self-employed who might need to self-isolate as a result of the spread of coronavirus. See below.
If you are one of these people, or know of one of these
The last week of January is the busiest time for debt advice at Citizens Advice. Analysis of last year’s data revealed that on a single day, 29 January 2019, Citizens Advice offices helped 2,776 people with a debt problem- 24% above the daily average.
In 2017 and 2018, the busiest
The prescription form (FP10) now contains an option for ‘Universal Credit’.
Since the start of the UC roll-out, any UC customers wishing to claim free prescriptions had to complete the FP10 form by ticking the ‘Income Based Jobseekers Allowance’ option. However, from this week all new FP10 forms ordered