Test and Trace Support Payment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th January 2021.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason people on low incomes and eligible for self-isolation payments are unable to access financial support unless they are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Test and Trace Support Payment is available to people who are required to self-isolate, are on a low income and will lose income because they are unable to work from home.

In addition to those told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, there are now arrangements in place to allow people told to self-isolate on the advice of local public health officials to make a claim for a Test and Trace Support Payment.

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