Test and Trace self-isolation support payments You may be entitled to a Test and Trace support payment of £500. The scheme will last until 31 January 2021. You may be eligible for the support payment if you live in Trafford and have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or identified as a close contact by the NHS COVID-19 app (since 10 December 2020), and providing you satisfy all four of the following requirements: You comply with the notification from NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate. Are employed or self-employed. Are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result. Are in receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit Working Tax Credit Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Housing Benefit Income Support Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance Pension Credit If you are not in receipt of a qualifying benefit you may still be able to claim if your household is on a low income. We will consider making a £500 payment if you meet the following requirements: You have been told to stay home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, either because they have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. You are employed or self-employed and are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result. You have property related costs, e.g. rent / mortgage and are liable for Council Tax (occupied properties only). We may consider applications from those who are not liable for Council Tax where a formal tenancy agreement is in place. You are not currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit; and Your household is on a low income and will face financial hardship as a result of not being able to work whilst you are self-isolating. You have no recourse of public funds, if you meet criteria above. You will not be eligible for the scheme if you: Are quarantining after travelling abroad (unless you test positive during the 14-day quarantine period). Continue to receive full wages while you self-isolate. Can work from home during a period of self-isolation. Are no longer required to self-isolate i.e. your period of self-isolation ended before the Self-Isolation Payment Scheme launched (28 September 2020) Have not received a notification from NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 App telling you to self-isolate. If you want to find out more about how the NHS COVID-19 App works you can watch this video, alternatively you can contact the national NHS Test and Trace team on 119. To apply, you will need to complete an application for a Test and Trace Support self-isolation payment.