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If you cannot work because you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace and have been told to self-isolate or must look after a child or young person who is self-isolating, you may be entitled to financial support. There are two types of payment. 
Main payment

You will be entitled to a Test and Trace Support Payment of £500 if one of the following applies:  
  • You have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 App and followed the 'financial support' process on the App.
  • You must look after a child under 16 years old who is usually attending an educational or childcare setting but is self-isolating.  You must be their parent or guardian.
  • You must look after a young person between 16 and 25 years old who has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and is usually attending an educational setting but is self-isolating.  You must be their parent or guardian. 
 And all the following apply: 
  • You are employed or self-employed 
  • You cannot work from home and will lose income as a result 
  • You are currently receiving at least one of the following benefits or tax credits: 
    • Universal Credit 
    • Working Tax Credit 
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 
    • Income Support 
    • Housing Benefit 
    • Pension Credit
Discretionary payments

You will be entitled to a Discretionary Payment of £500 if one of the following applies: 
  • You have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 App and followed the 'financial support' process on the App
  • You must look after a child under 16 years old who is usually attending an educational or childcare setting but is self-isolating.  You must be their parent or guardian
  • You must look after a young person between 16 and 25 years old who has an EHCP and is usually attending an educational setting but is self-isolating.  You must be their parent or guardian. 
 And all the following apply: 
  • You are employed or self-employed 
  • You cannot work from home and will lose income as a result 
  • You do not currently receive Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit 
  • You are on a low income and will face financial hardship because of not being able to work while you are self-isolating or looking after a child or qualifying young person who is self-isolating. 
This application is for one person only and any further applications within the same household must be made by each individual.   
 
Only one parent or guardian can apply if they are looking after someone who is self-isolating.  To qualify, the person who is self-isolating must:  
  • Have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or 
  • Be under 16 years old and have been told to self-isolate via their educational or childcare setting, or NHS Test and Trace, or 
  • Be between 16 and 25 years old, have an EHCP and usually attend an educational setting but have been told to self-isolate via their educational setting or NHS Test and Trace 
Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Personal and sensitive information will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your eligibility for a Test and Trace Support Payment and make a payment if you are eligible. 

Our privacy notice, which explains how we will process your personal information, how long we will retain it and your rights as a data subject are available here.

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