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Self-isolation payment for people on a low income

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A £750 fixed payment is available to people who have been asked to self-isolate for a period starting on or after the 7th August 2021, because they have tested positive for Covid-19 or because they have been identified as a close contact by the NHS Wales Test Trace Protect (TTP) service. 

For periods of self-isolation starting before the 7th August 2021 please note the payment will be £500.

The payment is available to employed people who are unable to work from home and would lose income as a result of self-isolating. To be eligible, people must be self-isolating and in receipt of Universal Credit or another specified benefit.

In exceptional circumstances, discretionary payments will be available to other employed residents who are not getting any benefits but are self-isolating and at risk of financial hardship.

To claim, please visit the websites of the local authority are where you live.

If you live in Swansea please go here

If you live in Neath Port Talbot please go here

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