Covid test and trace support payments
If you're on a low income you may be entitled to a test and trace support payment of £500 if you:
- Have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service, either because you've tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, and
- Are employed or self-employed, and
- Are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, and
- 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.
Do you fulfil the criteria above? For further information, and to apply, just click on the green button.Apply now »
If you don't wish to apply online you can do so by calling 0345 678 9002.
If you meet the first three criteria above but are not currently in receipt of a qualifying benefit, and you're suffering financial hardship as a result of having to self-isolate, we may still be able to help you. Please apply by clicking the green button and telling us about your circumstances when prompted.
If you're struggling financially due to Covid-19 or for any other reason, please visit our benefits page to see what help is available from us.
You may also be eligible for support from our Covid-19 emergency fund. For more details on how to access this funding please take a look at the Covid-19 emergency assistance funding webpage.
Applicants who are overdrawn should follow our advice.