You may qualify for the Test and Trace support payments

Have you been instructed by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate because you have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19?

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Test and Trace Support Payment Application

If you have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service and been told to self-isolate on or after the 28 September 2020 you may be entitled to financial support. 

If you meet the following eligibility criteria you are entitled to a lump sum of £500. 

  • 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 type of benefit (ie 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 have recently applied for or are waiting for a benefit claim to be assessed, have an appeal pending for one of the above benefits or are in receipt of Council Tax Support please still continue to the form.