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Urgent Social Security Bulletin

LCNI Social Security Bulletin: No. 33 -  31 March 2020

The Law Centre NI social security changes document has been updated by our social security legal team. The changes include all the latest commitments and arrangements made to support and protect new and existing claimants in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis.

The team will continue to update the document as they meet with the Department for Communities to discuss changes.

If you need any further help or clarification, you can contact our social security team on (028) 9024 4401 or Or, equally, if you have any frontline information on matters that need to be addressed urgently, please contact our team.


After the success of our first 'Adviser Network Webinar', the Law Centre NI training team have arranged for the next webinar to take place this Friday 03 April, at 11am. At the meeting, advisers said they would like more information on support for self-employed workers. Our team listened and the this week's webinar will be entirely focused on self-employed workers, including the 'Self-Employed Income Support Scheme'.

These webinars have been incredibly popular so please book early to ensure your place. Places will be capped at 100 advisers. For more information and bookings, please visit our website.

The Law Centre NI team have been working hard to bring you all the latest updates in relation to our core areas of work. To make sure you can access the most up to date information on our service delivery and resources all in one place, we have created a specific Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

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