Local Assembly Member, Mohammad Asghar, has called on the Welsh Government to provide more support for families where the main wage earner has passed away due to Coronavirus.
Mohammad Asghar said:
“Losing a loved one to Coronavirus naturally causes great distress to the remaining members of a family.”
“When that person also happens to be the main or only wage earner, then families face serious financial hardship and additional worry and stress at a difficult time.”
“I personally know of three families who find themselves in this situation due to the loss of their main wage earner.”
“They do not have savings to fall back on and benefits are something they cannot immediately access.”
“I am calling on the Welsh Government to look into this and see what can be done to assist families who find themselves in serious financial hardship due to the loss of their main breadwinner, a victim of this terrible virus.”