You can apply for the test and trace self-isolation £500 support payment.
From 28 September, there will be a new legal duty on all UK residents who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact, requiring them to self-isolate.
As this new legal duty may impact your ability to work and earn a living, the government has introduced a scheme for those who are having to self-isolate and this scheme will run until 31 January 2021.
If you receive a notification from NHS Test and Trace to stay at home and self-isolate because you have tested positive for coronavirus, or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you will receive a £500 payment if you are eligible under the scheme criteria (see below). You will need the NHS Test and Trace unique 8 digit identifier number when you apply.
To get the test and trace support payment, you must meet the following criteria:
You must meet all of the criteria above to be eligible for a payment. However in exceptional circumstances you can apply for a discretionary payment if you are not in receipt of a qualifying benefit.
Before you make an application, make sure you have the following information:
You will receive this payment via BACS transfer. The payment will be for £500 and is subject to tax. However, you will not be taxed at the point of payment, we will inform Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of the payment.
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