How to claim
The online service is available from 13 May 2020. If eligible, HMRC will tell you the date you can make your claim. If your claim is approved you’ll receive your payment within 6 working days. If unable to claim online an alternative will be available.
If you receive texts, calls or emails claiming to be from HMRC, offering financial help or a tax refund and asking you to click on a link or to give personal information, it is a scam – email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and delete it.
When you make your claim
- Self Assessment UTR
- National Insurance number
- Government Gateway user ID and password
- bank account number and sort code to pay the grant into
You do have to confirm that your business has been adversely affected by coronavirus.
After you’ve claimed
Once submitted you are informed straight away if approved and it will be paid within 6 working days.