£500 Payments to Support Low-Income Households Asked to Self-Isolate

£500 Payments to Support Low-Income Households and asked to Self-Isolate -If you are in this category,this is for you!

Wednesfield North residents I want you to be aware of a scheme that goes live in City of Wolverhampton on Monday 12 October 2020

From Monday, the council will be accepting applications for the government’s Test and Trace Payments Scheme for working people on low incomes. They could potentially get a one-off payment of £500 if they are required by law to self-isolate due to Covid-19.

Each payment is made as a one-off lump sum for certain people asked to self-isolate on or after 28 September – strict eligibility criteria apply. To be eligible for the Test and Trace Support Payment, an individual must, on or after 28 September 2020, have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, be in work (either employed or self-employed), face a loss in income because they are unable to work from home and either:

• Be in receipt of certain qualifying benefits such as Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.
• Not in receipt of qualifying benefits, but earning less than £18,480 per year (£354.47 per week) for a single person with no children or less than £20,000 per year (£383.56 per week) in a household with children.

If you know of anyone affected in Wednesfield North or across the City – who could benefit from this scheme, encourage them to go to www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/testtracesupportpayment and please help us to publicise the scheme by sharing this item widely! Working hard for Wednesfield North!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more