Find out how to claim the grant if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The online service to claim the fourth grant will be available from late April 2021. If you’re eligible based on your tax returns, HMRC will contact you in mid-April to give you a date that you can make your claim from. It will be given to you either by email, letter, or within the online service. You must make your claim on or before 1 June 2021.
Before you claim, you must meet all the eligibility criteria for the fourth grant.
What you’ll need to make your claim
You’ll need your:
- Self Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
- National Insurance number
- Government Gateway user ID and password
- UK bank details including account number, sort code, name on the account and address linked to the account
Only provide bank account details where a Bacs payment can be accepted.
You may also need to answer questions about your passport, driving licence or information held on your credit file.
If you do not have some of those things
If you cannot remember your Government Gateway ID or password, you can attempt to recover them. You can do this when making your claim. You may need to answer questions about your passport, driving licence or information held on your credit file.
If you do not have a Government Gateway ID or password, you can create one when making your claim.
How to claim
The online service will be available from late April 2021.
HMRC will contact you in mid-April to give you a date that you can make your claim from. It will be given to you either by email, letter or within the online service. You’ll not be able to claim before this date.
You can check a list of genuine HMRC contacts if you receive any suspicious texts, calls or emails claiming to be from HMRC as this may be a scam.
You must make the claim yourself. You must not ask a tax agent or adviser to claim on your behalf as this will trigger a fraud alert, which will delay your payment.
HMRC will check claims and take appropriate action to withhold or recover payments found to be dishonest or inaccurate. If you know you are not eligible for the grant and do not tell us, you may have to pay a penalty.
If an amendment to your tax return on or after the 3 March 2021 lowers the amount you’re eligible for, you’ll need to tell us within 90 days. You may then need to pay back some or all of the grant. If you do not tell us, we’ll contact you after the deadline for making amendments to tell you what amount you may need to pay back.
Don’t worry if you haven’t had a claim date for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme yet – check it online.
Source: GOV.UK Further information can be here Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme