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People told to self-isolate stopped from claiming £500 grant by flaw in contact tracing app

People told to self-isolate stopped from claiming £500 grant by flaw in contact tracing app

Technology
People told to isolate by the contact-tracing app are not able to claim government financial support, Sky News has learned, raising fears that low-paid workers will be forced to choose between health and hardship.A leading poverty charity said the situation was "ridiculous" and Labour accused the government of putting families at risk of destitution. Workers with low incomes on benefits are entitled to receive £500 if they cannot work from home while they self-isolate.But a hidden flaw in the process for claiming the payment means they can only claim the support if they are given a code by a human contact tracer.Someone who tests positive for coronavirus and receives their result through the app can get the payment because they will be referred to NHS Test and Trace for manual contact trac...
Moby apologises to Natalie Portman after claiming they dated

Moby apologises to Natalie Portman after claiming they dated

Entertainment
Moby has publicly apologised to Natalie Portman days after she claimed he had been "creepy" with her when she was younger.The dance musician, 53, alleged he dated the Hollywood actress when she was 20 in his memoir Then It Fell Apart. Portman remembered their relationship differently, telling Harper's Bazaar UK that "there are many factual errors and inventions" in his writing.The 37-year-old actress told the magazine: "I was surprised to hear that he characterised the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school. He said I was 20; I definitely wasn't. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18." Moby initially fired back saying that he was "confused" at her denial over a relationship with him, ...
These overlooked Social Security claiming strategies can help you get bigger checks in retirement

These overlooked Social Security claiming strategies can help you get bigger checks in retirement

Finance
If you're like most Americans, it has taken years for you to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. And you don't want to blow it by using the wrong claiming strategy. There are many ways to claim Social Security benefits. And if you don't use the right strategy for you, you could leave thousands of dollars on the table over the course of your lifetime. The following strategies are often overlooked, but could pay big if you use them properly. It may sound like t...