Apply for a payment of £500 to help you self-isolate.

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  1. Self-Isolation Support Payments
    1. If you have been told by the NHS Test and Trace Service to self-isolate, either because you have tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to some financial support during your self-isolation period. Please note that you are not entitled to financial support if you have only been advised to self isolate by the NHS COVID-19 app.


      To be eligible for the Self-Isolation Payment, an individual must:

      • • have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace either because you’ve tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and;
      • • be employed or self-employed and;
      • • be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result; and
      • • be currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.

      If you don't receive any of the above benefits you may qualify for a discretionary payment. Please use the Apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment - Discretionary Applications form to apply for this.



      You will need the following information to complete this form:

      • • a notification from NHS Test and Trace asking you to self-isolate (this will include a Unique ID number);
      • • a bank statement; and
      • • proof of employment, or, if you are self-employed, evidence of self-assessment returns, trading income and proof that your business delivers services which cannot be undertaken without social contact;
      • • your National Insurance Number;


      For your application to be accepted:

      • • you must make an application within 14 days of being asked to self-isolate;
      • • you can only make one application per 14 days;


      Use this form to apply if you receive Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.