Payments of £500 are available for residents who have received a notification from NHS test and trace to self-isolate, providing that period of self-isolation started on or after 28 September 2020.
The payment is to support those on low incomes, who would also lose income as a result of self-isolating, and to encourage people to get tested if they have symptoms.
The scheme will operate until 30 June 2021.
Eligibility for a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment is restricted to people who:
If you are not eligible under the above mandatory scheme, we may still consider your application under our discretionary support scheme.
Discretionary payments are restricted to people who meet all of the following criteria:
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