From 12 October the Scottish Welfare Fund will be administering the Scottish Government Self Isolation Support Grants.
The purpose of the grant is to assist people in receipt of low incomes to self-isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This should support people to be able to afford to comply with the Test & Protect Service's requirement for them to self-isolate during the 10-day period.
You may be eligible for a £500 payment if you meet the following criteria:
The purpose of the grant is to assist people that are working and in receipt of low incomes to self-isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This should support people to be able to afford to comply with the Test & Protect Service's requirement for them to self-isolate during the 10-day period.
You may be eligible for a £500 payment if meet the following criteria:
You are required to self-isolate at the request of NHS Test & Protect.
You have been notified by the Protect Scotland app (or equivalent app) to self-isolate.
You are the identified appropriate parent or primary carer of a child under 16 who has been required to self-isolate.
You are the carer of a person over the age of 16 who is required to self-isolate.
You make an application within 28 days of the day that you are requested to self-isolate.
You must be employed or self-employed and it is not possible for you to work from home.
Your income is reduced as a result of having to self-isolate e.g. you are receiving Statutory Sick Pay or no pay (people on furlough that are not receiving full pay will be considered as having a reduction in earnings).
You are in receipt of means-tested Council Tax Reduction (not Single Person Discount), Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit; Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance; Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance; Income Support; Housing Benefit; and/or Pension Credit.
Your income is less than stated below for your circumstances:
|Your Household||Your monthly household income (NET) is no greater than:||Your monthly individual income (GROSS) is no greater than:|
|Single with no children||£1,657.45||£1,543.75|
|Couple with no children||£2,024.65||£1,543.75|
Single with one child
|Couple with one child||£3,287.76||£1,543.75|
|Single with two children||£3,697.65||£1,543.75|
|Couple with two children||£4,064.85||£1,543.75|
|Single with three children||£4,662.76||£1,543.75|
|Couple with three children||£5,029.97||£1,543.75|
If you meet the eligibility criteria for a grant will be paid £500 each, however only one claim per household can be made where a parent or primary carer is looking after a child under 16 who is required to isolate.
You will need to provide evidence as part of your application to verify your application
- Evidence that the Test & Protect Service has requested that you self-isolate,
- Proof that you are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits,
- A bank statement,
- Proof of employment/self-employment and that you cannot undertake your job/run your business without social contact or from home.
- Proof that your pay/income will reduce as a result of having to self-isolate.