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Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

A step by step guide to ensure you are ready to make your claim when applications open

Am I eligible?

First SEISS Grant


Second SEISS Grant


Third SEISS Grant


Fourth SEISS Grant

The fourth grant will provide a taxable grant calculated at 80% of three months' average trading profits. The fourth grant will be paid out in a single instalment and capped at £7,500 in total 

To allow HMRC to process recently submitted 2019 to 2020 Self Assessment tax returns, the online claims service for the fourth grant will be available from late April 2021 until 31 May 2021.

If you are eligible, HMRC will contact you in mid-April to give you your personal claim date. This will be the date that you can make your claim from.

Fifth and Final Grant

The UK government has also announced that there will be a fifth and final grant covering May to September 2021. You will be able to claim from late July 2021 if you are eligible for the fifth grant.

The amount of the fifth grant will be determined by how much your turnover has been reduced in the year April 2020 to April 2021.

The fifth grant will be worth:

  • 80 per cent of three months' average trading profits, capped at £7,500, for those with a turnover reduction of 30 per cent or more
  • 30 per cent of three months' average trading profits, capped at £2,850, for those with a turnover reduction of less than 30 per cent

Further details will be provided on the fifth grant in due course

If you wish to check the scheme’s conditions to qualify click here.

If you do not qualify for the SEISS, or have any other questions please contact your Moore NI adviser.

How do I make a claim?

Once you have completed the online eligibility checker, if successful, you will be given a date on which to make your claim in order to receive your grant. To make an application for your claim, on your allocated date you can either:

  1. Log-on to your Personal Tax Account; or
  2. Call HMRC on 0800 024 1222

Applying through your Personal Tax Account

This will be the quickest method to make your claim.

Details you will need to make the claim are as follows:

  • Self-Assessment UTR - If you do not know how to find this click here or contact your Moore NI adviser.
  • National Insurance number
  • Government Gateway user ID and password - if you do not have a user ID and password you will have to create one (see below)
  • Bank account number and sort-code you want to use to pay the grant into (only provide bank account details where a BACs payment can be accepted)

Setting up your Personal Tax Account

To obtain your Government Gateway user ID and password to access your Personal Tax Account, please complete the following steps:

  1. Check your eligibility for the scheme using HMRC’s checker, click here.  
  2. If you qualify for the scheme, please enter your email address and follow the online instructions.
  3. As part of the process you will be required to confirm your identity. To do this you will require your UK Passport or need to complete a credit check.

Please keep your Government Gateway use ID, password and recovery word safe as you will require these to details to make a claim.

On your allocated claim day please click here to log on to your Personal Tax Account.

Applying over the telephone

Should you have any queries, or wish to make a claim you should call HMRC on 0800 024 1222.

You will need to provide the following details during your telephone call:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • UK mobile number
  • Bank details
  • Self-Assessment UTR
  • National Insurance Number

If you claim the grant HMRC will treat this as confirmation you’re below the state aid limits. HMRC will check claims and take appropriate action to withhold or recover payments found to be dishonest or inaccurate.

Should you require any assistance in respect of applying for the SEISS please do not hesitate to contact your Moore NI adviser.