Am I entitled to use a food bank if I lose my job because of COVID-19?

Yes, everyone is entitled to use a food bank whether you are employed or unemployed.

Where do I go to get help about benefits if I can’t work because of COVID-19?

You can contact Advice NI for more detailed information and advice on how COVID-19 might affect your job or benefits. Contact details and advice are available through the Advice NI website.

If I lose my job because of COVID-19 can I get universal credit?

Usually you can only claim Universal credit if you are over 18, however there are some exceptions if you are 16 or 17.

You can check if you’re likely to be accepted for universal credit using this 10-minute Benefits Calculator or you can find out more information from Advice NI.