Users of the NHS Covid-19 App now eligible to apply for £500 self-isolation payment

From 1 February 2021 app users who have been notified as being exposed to the virus, are on low income and at risk of financial hardship are eligible to apply for the £500 self-isolation support payment, alongside those who have been asked to self-isolate by Test, Trace, Protect or parents whose child has been asked to self-isolate by their education setting.

To be eligible to apply, app users will need to meet the criteria of the main scheme and be:

  • Employed or self-employed;
  • unable to work from home and will lose income as a result; and
  • (the applicant or their partner) are 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; or
  • Have their application accepted under the discretionary element of Self-Isolation Support Scheme.

For further information please visit the Gov.Wales website.

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