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If you receive benefits, you do not need to attend jobcentre appointments unless you are asked to. This has applied from 19 March 2020. You will continue to receive your benefits as normal.

If you apply for Universal Credit, you will not need to make an appointment for your new claim. You will have an interview on the phone with a work coach.

You do not need to attend face-to-face assessments for health and disability-related benefits. This has applied from 17 March 2020.

More information and advice on benefits on GOV.UK.