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Written Question
Pensioners: Coronavirus
Tuesday 31st March 2020

Asked by: Baroness Humphreys (Liberal Democrat - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support pensioners who work part-time whose earnings would not qualify them for statutory sick pay as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered by Baroness Stedman-Scott

As both the Prime Minister and Chancellor have made clear, the Government will do whatever it takes to support people affected by COVID 19 and we have been clear in our intention that everyone should be supported to do the right thing.