The NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme is now open for eligible Somerset residents if you are told to self-isolate after testing positive for Coronavirus or are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service and cannot work from home.
The £500 payment will be administered by your local District Council – Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, and South Somerset, so please use the links below for more information and to fill in your application form.
Applications opened on Monday 12 October and backdated applications from 28 September will be accepted and will be paid where the qualifying conditions are met. The scheme is due to run until Friday 31 January 2021.
Who can get the Test and Trace Support Payment?
The payment will total £500 for those who qualify. These are the criteria under which you can apply.
- You must have been asked by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate on or after 28 September
- You must be employed or self-employed
- You must not be able to carry out your work from home during the period of self-isolation, resulting in a loss of income
- You must be in receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit