From 1st May, eligibility for the self-isolation support grant will change in line with updated self-isolation and testing requirements. We are ensuring people on low incomes can still receive financial support if they need to isolate, providing a transition period until June 2022.
The grant amount will be £225 from 1st May, reflecting the revised public health guidance which advises people who test positive to stay at home for five days, instead of the 10 day isolation period that was previously in place.
You can check your eligibility on the Scottish Government website.
Applications for periods of isolation prior to 1st May 2022 can now only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Working Tax Credit
Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Council Tax Reduction
Full information on the Self-Isolation Support Grant is available from the Scottish Government on their Scottish Welfare Fund and Self-Isolation Support Grant guidance page.
To apply for a Self-Isolation Support Grant, you will need to provide:
We will check that you:
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.
You can make an application here.