The claims system for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) went live on the 13 May for eligible taxpayers to begin to make their claims and initial feedback has so far been positive.
Seeking a review of eligibility
If you wish to seek a review of HMRC’s decision about your eligibility, you can do this using the form available when the checker confirms this result. HMRC will look at your case and they aim to explain your eligibility by the end of May.
It’s important to note that the checker has an extremely high accuracy rate as HMRC use the data you have previously provided on your tax returns.
The application process
When you begin the application process, you will be shown how HMRC has calculated the grant you are due to receive. You will be able to share this calculation with us.
It is important to print or save this for your records as it will be required for your 2020/21 tax return.
If you wish to seek a review of HMRC’s calculation, we will be able to assist you with this, though details of how to do this are not yet available.
How to claim
HMRC has created a short film to show what the claims process looks like.
It is also possible to submit a claim by telephone if you are not able to do this online or if you are having issues with access to your Government Gateway. The number to call is 08000 241 222. Similarly, if you would like to chat to an HMRC advisor online, you can do so via their webchat.