From 24 February 2022, the Test and Trace Support Payment is no longer available if you live in England.
If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and are told to self-isolate, you can still get support if you 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.