Deadline for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme third grant claims

28 January 2021

The deadline for submitting claims for the third grant in relation to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is rapidly approaching, on 29 January 2021.

Claims must be completed online, and individuals who are applying must ensure that they meet all of the eligibility criteria to claim the third grant. This should be checked prior to the submission of a claim.

To make a claim, the following information about an individual is required:

  • Self-Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
  • National Insurance number
  • Government Gateway user ID and password
  • UK bank details – this will include account number, sort code, the name on the account and the address linked to that account – only accounts which accept BACS payments should be provided

There may be the requirement to answer questions relating to an individual’s passport, driving licence or information held on a credit file.

If information is missing, a lost Unique Taxpayer Reference can be located here and a lost National Insurance number can be found here. Where an individual has forgotten their Government Gateway ID or password, they can attempt to recover them when making their claim, and, where they do not have them, one can be created upon submission of a claim.

Individuals must make the claims themselves and must not ask a tax agent or adviser to claim on their behalf, as this could trigger a fraud alert, which will subsequently delay payment of the grant.

HMRC recently confirmed that the details of the fourth and final grant, to cover the period from February to April 2021, would be released within the Budget, which is due to be delivered on 3 March 2021.


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