The States of Guernsey have issued guidance on employees who will be eligible for the Hardship Fund that has been developed in response to the current crisis.
In summary –
People of working age are eligible for support from the financial hardship fund if:
- they have been made redundant,
- they are in employment or self-employment but have severely reduced household income, for example as a result of reduced working hours or rates of pay,
- they are unable to work because they are sick, in self-isolation, their place of work is closed or they are caring for a dependent child (and they are unable to work from home).
To be able to be considered for support through the hardship fund those applying must not be eligible for unemployment benefit, sickness benefit or income support.
People can contact the hardship fund team on 01481 732516 or email [email protected] if they need financial support.
Further information regarding eligibility for the various financial support available to employees can be located here.