How to Check If You Are Eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme
This post was originally published on 11 May 2020 and was updated on 27 November 2020 for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and you’ve been affected by Coronavirus, you may be eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
Eligibility for the third SEISS grant is similar to the first two, but there is one key difference. Whereas for the first two you had to say that you had been adversely affected, for the third grant, you must have seen a significant reduction in trading profits. This can be for one of two reasons – either because of reduced demand, activity or capacity or because you’re temporarily unable to trade.
HMRC have 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.
If you have any questions regarding the support available, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please note: This article is a commentary on general principles and should not be interpreted as advice for your specific situation.
Hi there is the swiss worked out before or after tax thanks
Hi Mr Mackenzie, it’s worked out before tax.
I have been quoted by HMRC
They have now quoted much less.
Is it possible for you to tell me the true estimate.?
HMRC has quoted an estimated £1455
Could you please let me know the true amount?
Hi Janet, can you send me your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will ask one of our team to give you a call to see if we can help. Thank you, Katie