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Am I entitled to assistance from the hardship fund?

If your income has been severely reduced as a result of COVID-19 but you don’t qualify for sickness benefit, unemployment benefit or income support you may be entitled to help from the hardship fund.

If you have savings or other investments worth more than the relevant income support capital limit for your household size you will not be eligible for assistance from the hardship fund – you would be expected to support yourself and your family using your savings. If your savings fall below the relevant capital limit, please contact the Hardship Fund on 01481 732516 or email