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Test and Trace Support Payment Application

We are currently experiencing high levels of demand for Test and Trace Support Payments which has caused a slight delay in the processing of applications.  Please be assured that you will be contacted as soon as practically possible.  We appreciate your patience. 

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.

Please note the closing date for application submissions is the 30 September 2021.