If you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and have been told to self-isolate, you may be entitled to financial support.
Test and Trace Support Payment
If you meet all of the following eligibility criteria, you are entitled to a Test and Trace Support Payment of £500:
- You have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace on or after 28 September 2020.
- You are employed or self-employed.
- You cannot work from home and will lose income as a result.
- You are currently receiving at least one of the following benefits: Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.
You will be eligible for a £500 discretionary payment if you meet all the other eligibility criteria above, but:
- You are not receiving any of the following benefits: Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.
- You will face financial hardship as a result of not being able to work while you are self-isolating.
This application is for one person only and any further applications within the same household must be made by each individual.
Please ensure that you have the following information available before starting the application, and you have confirmed with your employer that you will lose wages because you cannot work from home whilst you self isolate:
- Your eight character Test and Trace identification number
- Your National Insurance (NI) number
- Your most recent bank statement, wage slip, or proof of self-employment (self-assessment returns, trading income, and proof that your business delivers services which cannot be undertaken without social contact)