How to Check If You Are Eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme

How to Check If You Are Eligible for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

This post was originally published on 11 May 2020 and was updated on 17 August 2020 for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus, you may be eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

HMRC have launched a tool for you to check if you are eligible for the scheme.

To check your eligibility, you will need your:

  • Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number
  • National Insurance number

You can access the tool here: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/self-employment-support/enter-unique-taxpayer-reference

If you are eligible, you can find out how to claim your grant here.

Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.

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