Finances, including employment
Employed but can’t work due to COVID-19
Job retention scheme
If your place of work has shut down or there’s no work for you because of coronavirus, you can carry on getting paid. Your employer might use the government Coronavirus Job Retention scheme to pay you while there’s no work to do. If you’ve been 'furloughed', your employer is probably using the scheme.
Help with money
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 from the Department of Work and Pensions.
Scottish Welfare Fund
If you are experiencing a crisis you may be eligible for a Crisis Grant through the Scottish Welfare Fund. You can find further information on The Scottish Welfare Fund and links to your local authority’s website at: https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-welfare-fund/.
Struggling with energy bills?
Call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282
Advice on benefits and money worries
Citizens Advice Scotland or telephone 0800 028 1456
The Find Business Support website coronavirus advice or telephone 0300 303 0660 – open Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.