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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – Check If You Are Eligible And When You Will Be Able To Claim

Posted 04/05/2020

We have received confirmation from HMRC that they will start contacting people who may be eligible for the new Self-Employment Income Support Scheme this week.

If you are eligible, this scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £7,500.

Check If You Are Eligible And When You Can Apply

You can find out if you will be eligible for the scheme by following this link, you will just need your National Insurance Number and your Unique Tax Reference.

The online service that you will use to claim is not available yet, but you will also find out the date and time that you will be able to apply using the link above.

The full details of the scheme, including how the grant will be calculated, can be found at the following Government link

How To Apply

When you are able to apply, you will need your:

  • Self-Assessment UTR – if you do not have this find out how to get your lost UTR
  • National Insurance number – if you do not have this find out how to get your lost National Insurance number
  • Government Gateway user ID and password – if you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you check your eligibility online. You may need proof of your identity to create a Government Gateway account e.g. passport
  • Bank account number and sort code you want us to pay the grant into (only provide bank account details where a Bacs payment can be accepted)

You will have to confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected by coronavirus.


We are aware of an increase in scam emails, calls and texts. Eligible customers will be invited to claim through GOV‌.UK – it is the only service you can use.

If someone gets in touch claiming to be from HMRC, saying that financial help can be claimed or that a tax refund is owed, and asks you to click on a link or to give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, you should not respond. It is a scam.

Suspicious emails claiming to be from HMRC should reported to HMRC by sending them to . Texts should be sent to 60599.

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