Standard Award Eligibility
Your application must be submitted within 21 days of your self-isolation period ending.
Please note: 14 days if your isolation period starts before the 01.02.21
To qualify, you must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit:
Working Tax Credit
Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
Housing Benefit or Pension Credits
You must also:
have been told to self-isolate by NHS Wales, Test, Trace, Protect service (TTP) on or after the 23rd October 2020
are a parent or carer of a child who has been asked to self-isolate either through TTP or by their school, childcare setting or further education college and the child attends a school or childcare setting up to and including Year 11 (or up to the age of 25 if the learner has multiple and complex needs)
have been notified by the NHS Covid-19 App to self-isolate on or after the 01st February 2021 because they have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and this requirement can be individually verified
And you must also:
You will need to provide proof of your eligibility and income.
Self-isolation payments are taxable. If you’re employed, you’ll pay tax on the payment if you go over your tax-free personal allowance. Your tax code will change to collect the tax. You will not pay National Insurance contributions on the payment. If you’re self-employed you must report the payment on your Self-Assessment tax return.