Test and Trace Support Payment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th March 2021.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people declined the Test and Trace support payment; and what assessment he has made of the reasons for the rejection of those applications.

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

We are working closely with all 314 lower tier and unitary local authorities to collate information on how the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme is progressing, and will release information on the number of applications, number of successful applications and amounts paid out in due course.

Information on the number of people declined for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme is not currently available.

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