Grants Available During Covid 19
Posted on 24th Nov 2020 at 15:24 ( Last updated on 24th Nov 2020 at 15:24 )
Self Isolation Grant
This scheme commenced on 12th October 20 .If you are told to isolate by NHS test and Protect you may be eligible for £500 grant per eligible person.
You will be contacted via phone call from track and trace to advise how to claim but ALL of the following eligibility criteria will require to be met:-
- Employed or self employed
- Income has been reduced due to requirement to isolate, either receive SSP or no pay during isolation period
- At date of isolation period you are in receipt of Universal Credit or Working Tax Credits or Income Related Employment and Support Allowance or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance or Income Support or Housing Benefit or Pension Credit
Please be aware of self isolation Support Scam texts. If you receive a text, please ignore and don’t click on any links.
Self Employed Income Support Scheme
This scheme has been increased and extended until 21st April 21 and will be available from 30th November 20 for further information please visit :https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-extension/self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-extension#who-can-claim
Also, Universal Credit minimum income floor will remain suspended until April 2021.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as Furlough)
This scheme has been extended until 31st March 21. At present your employer may decide to put you on ‘furlough’ even if you have not been on this before. You will receive 80% of your earnings up to £2500 per month for the normal hours you do not work. If you have been ‘paid off’ your employer may employ you again. PLEASE NOTE THE 80% ENTITLEMENT WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN JANUARY 21.