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.

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme is now closed. 

Claims for the fifth and final SEISS grant covering May to September 2021 had to be made by 30 September 2021.

If you were self-employed and your business was adversely affected by the Coronavirus you could 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 a 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.

Useful guides on this topic

COVID-19: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
COVID-19: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Support for the self-employed during the Coronavirus crisis.

External links

HMRC SEISS claim pages

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