If you’re employed but your earnings are too low to claim SSP, you might be able to claim Universal Credit if you have a low household income and you and your partner have savings of less than £16,000. You can do this online.
Don’t delay making a claim for benefits, even if you think you might have been affected by coronavirus.
However, if you're already getting any of the following benefits, which are being replaced by Universal Credit, and need to make a claim for Universal Credit because of coronavirus, check with the Citizens Advice Help to Claim service as soon as possible.
- Housing Benefit
- Tax credits
- Income Support
- Employment and Support Allowance.
You can find out how they might be affected and get advice about your situation. If you want to apply for Universal Credit if living in Scotland visit the Citizens Advice Scotland website.