£500 self isolation payment
When will I receive the payment?
If you qualify and provide all the information we have asked for, we will aim to pay you within three working days of validating your application.
A £500 payment will be made to your bank account. This will be the same account you showed us a statement for. We will email you to confirm the payment.
If you are overdrawn
If you are overdrawn and don't want your bank to use the payment to reduce your overdraft, tell the bank to use the payment to pay for something else. This is called right of appropriation. Find out about this on our making an appropriation of funds order page.
How many payments can be made?
People in the same household can each apply to receive the payment, if they each meet the criteria.
You can claim more than once, if you are told to self-isolate more than once. You must meet the criteria each time, and your periods of self-isolation must not overlap.
Tax and benefit
These payments will be subject to income tax, but they will not be subject to National Insurance Contributions (NICS). We won't include this payment if we need to calculate any other benefits you might be entitled to. This includes calculating entitlement to Universal Credit.