What help is there is I can’t claim the SEISS grant?

You might be able to get a Test and Trace Support Payment, New Style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

Test and Trace Support Payment

Your local council might be able to give you £500 if:

  • you’ve been told to self-isolate
  • you live in England
  • you’re on a low income
  • you cannot work from home and will lose income as a result

Find out more or apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment.

New Style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

If you or your child has coronavirus, is self-isolating or shielding, you might be able to get New Style ESA. You can apply for it if:

  • you’re under State Pension age
  • you have made enough National Insurance contributions over the last 2 to 3 years

Your savings and partner’s income will not affect how much you get. You might be able to get Universal Credit at the same time as New Style ESA.

Find out more or apply for New Style ESA.

Universal Credit

You might be eligible for Universal Credit if:

  • you have less than £16,000 in savings
  • you or your partner is under State Pension age

If you’re already getting tax credits, they will stop when you or your partner applies for Universal Credit.

You might be able to get Universal Credit at the same time as New Style ESA or New Style JSA. Depending on your circumstances, Universal Credit can include additional amounts for things like rent or the costs of raising children.

Find out more or apply for Universal Credit.

 

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