Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme launched in North Lincolnshire.
People on low-incomes who have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace can now apply to the council for £500 if they meet the following criteria:
- have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace from 28 September onwards, either because they’ve tested positive for Coronavirus, or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
- are employed or self-employed
- are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
- are currently receiving a qualifying benefit e.g. Universal Credit; Pension Credit; Working Tax Credit etc note if other criteria are met but an individual is on a low income and not claiming benefits they may still qualify under a discretionary provision
Partners across the social landlord, VCO and town & parish council sectors have been notified.
Further information can be found on the website: https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/council-tax-benefits-and-housing/test-and-trace-support-payment/
Or call 01724 297000