21 August 2020

Government decides grieving families of NHS and social care workers not eligible for welfare benefits

3 min read

 
Meera Khanna, Consumer PR Manager
Meera Khanna

Corporate PR Manager - Protection

Share

Mona Patel, consumer spokesperson at Royal London comments on the news that families of frontline NHS and social care workers who die from coronavirus will not be eligible for welfare benefits if they receive a payout under the government’s Covid-19 compensation scheme.

“It’s disappointing that the Government has actively decided grieving families of NHS and social care workers will not be eligible for welfare benefits. Health and social care workers have played a key role in this pandemic and some have made the ultimate sacrifice. We would urge the Government to review its decision.”

-ENDS-

Notes to Editors

More details on the story can be found here.

For further information please contact:

Meera Khanna, Corporate PR Manager - Protection

About Royal London:

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £139 billion, 8.6 million policies in force and 4,348 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2020.