Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Claim a grant if you’ve lost income

If you’re getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be able to claim a grant through the coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme.

To make sure no one who needs it misses out on support, they have decided to allow anyone who missed the filing deadline in January, four weeks from today to submit their tax return.

The Government know self-employed people are struggling right now, they’ve made sure:

  • You can access the business interruption loans.
  • Income tax payments due in July can be deferred to the end of Jan 2021.
  • Changed the welfare system so you can access Universal Credit in full.


The claims system for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) went live on Wednesday 13 May and as of midnight on Sunday 17 May, the Treasury had received 2 million claims amounting to £6.1 billion. 

 There is no plan to close the scheme at present, so those who are eligible still have time to claim. Grants are paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500

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