Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Applications

For those of you awaiting news about the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), the following information has been shared by HMRC today.

The original guidance was that HMRC would contact you, but instead they are now asking people to use the eligibility tool. Although we have had some reports of them contacting people via email as well.

Key action: Check if, and when, you can apply

Check if you are eligible and find out when you’ll be able to make a claim here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

On your nominated date, submit your application

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme

You’ll need the following to hand

  • Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
  • National Insurance number
  • Government Gateway user ID and password
  • UK bank details (only provide bank account details where a BACS payment can be accepted)

Payments will be made after 6 working days

HMRC will check your claim and pay the grant into your nominated bank account (you will provide these details as part of the application process) in the following 6 working days. You’ll get an email when your payment is on its way.

If anyone has already submitted an application, we’d love to hear how the process went and if you encountered any problems?

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Thanks very much for the info and links!

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For Some reason I put in my details and it says I’m not eligible. Could someone give me a little pro bono advice to help me resolve the issue?

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Hi @Kiranismadeup,

Happy to jump in here. Sorry to hear this. I’m the accountant at Coconut :wave: and would be happy to check over this for you.

If you jump into the chat in the app, i’ll be able so ask some details around your income etc. we’ll be able to establish eligibility and any problems there may be.

Jamie