HARLOW residents may be entitled to a one off payment of £500 if they are told by NHS Test and Trace service to stay at home and self-isolate from 28 September 2020.
To be eligible to receive the self-isolation payment, residents must:
have received, and be complying with a notification from the NHS test and trace service to self-isolate
be employed or self-employed
be unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
be in receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit, Working Tax Credits, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit or Housing Benefit.
If they are not receiving one of the qualifying benefits you may be entitled to help through Harlow Council’s discretionary scheme.
Residents are not eligible for the scheme if:
they are quarantining after travelling abroad (unless they test positive on or after 28 September during the 14 day quarantine period)
continue to receive full wages while they self-isolate
can work from home during a period of self-isolation
have not received a notification from the NHS test and trace service requiring them to self-isolate
they were notified to self-isolate before 28 September 2020
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