£500 coronavirus self-isolation grant available

£500 coronavirus self-isolation grant available

By Adele Forrest | 15/10/2020

£500 coronavirus self-isolation grant available

ELIGABLE residents who have been told to self-isolate by the NHS test and trace app can apply for a £500 coronavirus payment.

The Government's Test and Trace Support Payment scheme is available for each period of sefl-isolation and can be backdated to September 28.

Those wanting to apply for the grant can use the online form on Rotherham Council's website. A £500 lump sum is available.

To be eligible for the payment, you must:

  •  have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have been told to   self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service.
  •  be employed or self-employed.
  •  be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, and;
  •  be currently receiving universal credit, working tax credit, income-based employment and support allowance, income-based jobseeker's allowance, income support, housing benefit and/or pension credit.

Further information can be found at www.rotherham.gov.uk/coronavirus

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