In England you will be entitled to a payment of £500, If you’re told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace system, can’t work from home and are claiming:
- Universal Credit
- Working Tax Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income Support
- Pension Credit, or
- Housing Benefit.
In Scotland, this is called the Self-Isolation Support Grant and is worth £500.
In Wales, it’s called a self-isolation payment and is worth £750.
In Northern Ireland, it’s called a Discretionary Support Self-Isolation Grant, and you can find out more about it on the NI Direct website (Opens in a new window)
Your local authority will make this payment.
You will have to show proof of your employment to qualify and checks will be carried out to confirm you’re unable to work from home.