Craven District Council launches self-isolation payment scheme
Craven District Council has launched an online form for residents to claim £500 if they are self-isolating and receive benefits.
The Test and Trace Support payment is a one-off payment to allow people on lower incomes to self-isolate if they test positive for Covid-19, or are required to self-isolate due to contact with someone who has tested positive.
The regulations which state who is eligible for the payments have been drawn up by national Government.
You can apply for a payment if you are required to self-isolate and can prove that you:
- have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace either because you've tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive – this will include a Unique ID number
- are employed or self-employed
- are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
- are currently receiving one or more of the following benefits:
- universal credit
- working tax credit
- income based employment and support allowance
- income based jobseeker’s allowance
- income support
- housing benefit
- pension credit
Payments will only be made to people who have been asked to self-isolate on or after 28 September 2020. Individuals who were eligible from 28th September to 11th October will be able to make a claim up to the 25th October 2020. The scheme will run until 31 January 2021.
If you receive a Self-Isolation Payment you must self-isolate according to NHS Test and Trace self-isolation requirements.
Residents can apply online for the Test and Trace Support payment at www.cravendc.gov.uk/ttsp from Monday October 12.
If you are unable to complete an online form, please telephone Customer Services on 01756 700 600 and someone will complete the form for you.