COVID-19: How to make a claim under the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). HMRC's claims portal for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) went live on 13 May 2020.

If you are self-employed and your business was adversely affected by the coronavirus you can make a claim.

To make a claim

Access HMRC's SEISS Tool

You will need:

  • Your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR).
  • Your National Insurance Number (NINO).

Am I eligible to make a claim?

HMRC's tool does not always tell you what you have failed on.

What if HMRC says I am ineligible to claim?

HMRC say that there are few cases where the checker may give an incorrect result.

  • You can ask HMRC to review your eligibility if you still think you should be able to claim.
  • If you have an adviser you can ask them to check your eligibility. They are allowed to contact HMRC to do this.
  • You can double-check your eligibility using the above tools.


Our guide to COVID-19: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

External links

HMRC SEISS claim pages


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This grant is loosely based on anticipated income for March, April & May 2020. Does this mean that the grant is apportioned between the 2020 and 2021 tax years or will it all arise in the 2021 tax year.

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