Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) | UK-wide

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you can use this scheme to claim a grant.

Summary:

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you can use this scheme to claim a grant.

Eligibility criteria:

The grant is available to a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership:

  • with trading profits up to £50,000 per year whose majority of income comes from being self-employed
  • who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus crisis

Under the scheme, two separate taxable grants are claimable:

  • first grant for the period ending 13 July 2020 (now closed for new applicants)
  • second grant for the period from 14 July 2020 (opened for applications on 17 August 2020)

You do not have to have claimed the first grant to be able to claim the second grant.

To qualify for the second grant, your business must have been adversely affected by the coronavirus crises on or after 14 July 2020. All of the following must also apply:

  • you traded in the tax year 2018 to 2019 and submitted your Self Assessment tax return on or before 23 April 2020 for that year
  • you traded in the tax year 2019 to 2020
  • you intend to continue to trade in the tax year 2020 to 2021
  • you carry on a trade which has been adversely affected by coronavirus

You cannot claim the grant if you trade through a limited company or a trust.

Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Additional information:

The amount of the second and final SEISS grant will be calculated at 70% of your annual average profits, capped at £6,570 for three months.

If you were eligible for the first grant and can confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you can make a claim for a second and final grant from 17 August 2020.

You must make your claim for the second grant on or before 19 October 2020

Support organisation:
  • HMRC
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