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Covid-19 pensioner support payment

EDM (Early Day Motion) 499: tabled on 18 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the additional stress and anxiety among the older population during the covid-19 outbreak; notes that a significant contributory factor to this is an increase in the financial burden on older people during the pandemic; that such costs include paying for deliveries of groceries, medicines and other essential supplies, use of private hire taxis instead of public transport, telephone and internet costs and home heating; and calls on the Government to acknowledge that financial burden and to implement, as a matter of urgency, a covid-19 pensioner support payment throughout the UK to help meet those financial pressures,.