Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Written by EKWilliams Team

June 8, 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021.

Find out more about how the scheme is changing. Claims for furlough days in May 2021 must be made by 14 June 2021.

A scheme introduced at the start of lockdown, many businesses may have implemented claims in a rush, so it’s worth double-checking that you received the correct amounts (and that you won’t be hit with any surprises at a later date). 

How to claim

You’ll need the Government Gateway user ID and password you got when you registered for PAYE online. You can claim before, during or after you process your payroll as long as your claim is submitted by the relevant claim deadline. You cannot submit your claim more than 14 days before your claim period end date.

When making your claim, you:

  • do not have to wait until the end date of the claim period for a previous claim before making your next claim
  • can make your claim more than 14 days in advance of the pay date (for example, if you pay your employee in arrears)

If you do not finish your claim in one session, you can save a draft. You must complete your claim within 7 days of starting it. Claims must be submitted by 11.59pm 14 calendar days after the month you’re claiming for. If this time falls on the weekend or a bank holiday then claims should be submitted on the next working day.

Claim for furlough days in Claim must be submitted by
May 2021 14 June 2021
June 2021 14 July 2021
July 2021 16 August 2021
August 2021 14 September 2021
September 2021 14 October 2021

If you want to delete a claim in the online service, you must do this within 72 hours of starting it.

If you’ve claimed the wrong amount

Find out what to do if you’ve claimed too much from the scheme.

Find out what to do if you’ve not claimed enough from the scheme.

Call a member of the team today to find out more on 01942 816 512.

Source: GOV.UK