Test & Trace support payment eligibility widened

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Test & Trace support payment eligibility widened

Post by Wirral Council News » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:37 am

Parents or guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate can apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment if they need to take time off work to care for a child or young person who is.

The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme is a national scheme administered locally to provide financial support, subject to certain criteria, to low income households to self-isolate. The scheme is being extended to parents and guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate, but who need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating.

You must meet all the criteria below:

you are the parent or guardian of a child or young person in the same household and you need to take time off work to care for them while they self-isolate. This is limited to one parent or guardian per household for the child or young person’s self-isolation period.
you are employed or self-employed.
you cannot work from home while undertaking caring responsibilities and will lose income as a result.
you meet all the other means-tested eligibility criteria for a Test and Trace Support Payment (either through the main scheme or the discretionary fund).
your child or young person is aged 15 or under, or 25 or under with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC), and normally attends an education or childcare setting.
your child has been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or by their education or childcare setting because they have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Applicants will need to satisfy the other eligibility criteria for the scheme to receive the payment. Further details can be found here: www.wirral.gov.uk/covidpayment and applications will be able to be backdated to 8 March 2021.

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Published by Wirral Council News on Mon, 22 Mar 2021 www.wirral.gov.uk

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