NOW LIVE: Online service to claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
December 2, 2020
Claim a grant through the
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the grant.
To make a claim for the third grant your business must have been impacted by coronavirus on or after 1 November 2020. You must make your claim on or before 29 January 2021. You can make a claim for the third grant if you’re eligible, even if you did not make a claim for the first or second.
You must meet all the eligibility criteria to claim the third grant. Make sure you check this before submitting your claim.
To claim you will need your:
– Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
– National Insurance number
– Government Gateway user ID and password
– UK bank details including account number, sort code, name on the account and address linked to the account
After you have claimed:
HMRC will check your claim and pay your grant into your bank account within 6 working days. They will send an email when your payment is on its way.
Do not contact them unless it has been more than 10 working days since you made your claim and you have not received your payment in that time.
If your business recovers after you’ve claimed, your eligibility will not be affected as this is based on your reasonable belief that your trading profits would have been significantly reduced at the time you made your claim. You must keep evidence to support your claim.
If you made a claim in error as you were not eligible for a grant, have been overpaid or would like to make a voluntary repayment, tell HMRC and pay back some or all of the grant back.