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Back in June, the UK government announced that they would be supporting the self-employed with a grant to supplement income lost during the pandemic.
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was available to:
Everyone eligible could claim a grant of up to £14,070. And this was split into a maximum payment of £7,500 in June and then a second payment of up to £6,570 in August.
Originally, if you didn’t submit a 2018/19 tax return or if your self-employment income didn’t make up more than 50% of your income, you weren’t eligible to claim the grant. And if this was the case because you were pregnant, on maternity leave or caring for a new baby, it didn’t affect your eligibility.
But now, the government has announced that they will work out your eligibility for the grant based on your 2016/17 and 2017/18 tax return if you weren’t eligible because of the following reasons:
This eligibility extension also applies to military reservists who weren’t previously eligible to claim.
The government is letting you claim retrospectively, so if you’re eligible, you could claim up to the maximum grant of £14,050 in one.
The deadline to claim is 19th October 2020 – and if you’re eligible, you’ll be paid within six days.
Here’s a list of what makes you eligible: