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CLAIM A GRANT THROUGH THE SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) use this scheme if you're eligible to claim the grant.

The scheme is now open. Make your claim from the date we give you. If you’re eligible and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you must make your claim for the second grant on or before 19 October 2020.

Who can claim?

You can make a claim even if you did not make a claim for the first grant if your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020.

You must also meet all other eligibility criteria.

You should not claim the grant if you’re a limited company or operating a trade through a trust.

What you will need

You will need your:

  • Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) – if you do not have this find out how to get your lost UTR
  • National Insurance number – if you do not have this 
  • find out how to get your lost National Insurance number
  • Government Gateway user ID and password – if you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you make your claim
  • UK bank details (only provide bank account details where a Bacs payment can be accepted) including:
    • bank account number
    • sort code
    • name on the account
    • your address linked to your bank account

How to claim

If you want to claim the second and final grant you must make your claim on or before 19 October 2020.

Claims for the first grant are now closed.

You must make the claim yourself. You must not ask a tax agent or adviser to claim on your behalf as this will trigger a fraud alert, which will delay your payment.

You’ll have to confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected due to coronavirus.

The online service is now available. Make your claim from the date we give you. If you have not received a date from HMRC and think you’re eligible, you can use the online service to check. If you’re eligible, we will give you a date you can make your claim from.

Online services may be slow during busy times. Check if there are any problems with this service.