If you are a seafarer and have been affected by Covid-19, we are here working hard to support you throughout the pandemic.
Mental health and wellbeing support
We have extended our free mental health and wellbeing advice and support for seafarers. This service is now available to all working and retired seafarers and their families through our online provider Benefits and debt advice line
Benefits and debt advice line
If you have been affected by Covid-19 and need free, confidential, and impartial advice, the Seafarers Advice & Information Line (SAIL) can assist you with information on benefits and debt related issues.
Grants for urgent needs and priority debts are available. We are working closely with our partner organisations to ensure that all grant applications are processed promptly. Please apply through SAIL or caseworkers from SSAFA, the Fishermen's Mission and Nautilus.
The Maritime Anchor Fund has been set up by Seafarers UK for working age Merchant Navy seafarers affected by Covd-19. For more information on how to apply for a grant contact SAIL.
In addition to this, for Nautilus members, a Covid-19 hardship grant is available to buy food and other essential items. You can apply for a special fast-tracked grant while you wait for your first benefit payment. Contact us for more information.
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