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Apply for your £500 isolation payment

If you’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or are caring for child who’s self-isolating, you may be able to apply for the £500 Test and Trace support payment.

If you are worried about your finances and how you are going to make ends meet, there is help available.

In September 2020 the Government announced a new financial support package for people on certain low income benefits or suffering exceptional financial hardship, who are unable to work because they have been notified by the NHS that they must self-isolate.

From 28 September 2020, if you have received a notification to self isolate from NHS Test, Track and Trace with a unique 8 digit identifier number and satisfy the conditions set out below, you may qualify for a Test and Trace support payment of £500. This payment will be made by local Councils on behalf of the Government.

Full details can be found by clicking here.


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