UNISON Welfare – There for You

UNISON is able to support members with several different forms of financial assistance, ranging from COVID-19 specific grants, debt advice and support on writing off debts, benefits advice and winter fuel grants.

Are you worried about money? You’re not alone.

January is always the toughest month of the year and this time around, the usual post-Christmas pressures are compounded by COVID-19.

UNISON is able to support members with several different forms of financial assistance, ranging from COVID-19 specific grants, debt advice and support on writing off debts, benefits advice and winter fuel grants.

COVID-19 response fund

Have you or your partner had your hours reduced or lost your job as a result of coronavirus? Have you been furloughed? Are you having to rely on statutory sick pay during isolation, shielding or COVID-related sickness?

Grants of up to £500 are available to help members struggling financially due to the pandemic.

Debtline

If you’re struggling under the weight of debts, including mortgage payment holidays, UNISON’s Debtline service is available to help you manage money and stay in control of your debt. UNISON’s Debtline can help you access a debt relief order, individual voluntary agreement or bankruptcy.

Benefits calculator

UNISON has built a benefits calculator to help you find out what benefits you can claim.

If your finances have been affected by coronavirus – for example, if your or your partner’s income has changed or you need to self-isolate – you may be entitled to benefits.

Winter fuel grants

If you’re worried about the cost of turning the heating on this winter, our winter fuel grants scheme will be launched on 25th January.

Grants of up to £200 will be available – a huge increase on the usual cap of £40.

Members on low incomes who are financially struggling will be eligible to apply. We welcome applications from members whose income has been affected by COVID-19.

Full details are available on the Unison There for You website UNISON There for You

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