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Debt and Coronavirus


We'll continue to update this section as the situation develops.

Debt and coronavirus advice

Coronavirus poses a serious health risk. If you're directly or indirectly affected by the illness, your first priority must be to look after your or a loved one's health.

In addition to following whatever medical advice you receive from the NHS, you should carefully follow the right course of action recommended by other authorities, including self-isolation if necessary.

Only once it's right to do so should you turn your mind to your financial situation.

alert iconIf you’re worried about money, don’t wait to get help. Call us on 0800 138 1111 (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-4pm) or use our debt advice tool 24/7.

How we can help you

We're continually updating these pages as the situation develops, to ensure you have the most accurate information.

This section currently covers:

  • Coronavirus and your finances - This includes advice on what to do if you're worried about your finances, whether they've already been affected by the situation, or you're concerned they will be
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and claiming benefits - Here you can find information about benefits you might be entitled to if coronavirus affects your finances, as well as how any benefits you currently receive could be affected
  • What creditors are doing to help - We're regularly updating this page with details of what some creditors may offer to help you if you're going to struggle to make your usual payments as a result of self-isolation or sickness
  • Coronavirus-related fraud - Unfortunately there is evidence of criminals exploiting the current situation for their own gain. Here, we explain what to look out for to spot a coronavirus scam
  • Coronavirus advice for StepChange clients - We’re working closely with creditors to understand how they’ll help our clients during the coronavirus crisis and will continue to update this page regularly

We're here to help you. We’ll continue to look at ways we can support you as the situation in UK develops. If anything changes these pages will be updated as quickly as possible.

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Source: https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/debt-and-coronavirus.aspx Find out more about Recite Me Last updated: 26/09/2020 0:34:52