Dentists: It’s worth checking if you’re eligible for SEISS

My good friend sent me a Whatsapp message telling me to check if I am eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. I almost dismissed it entirely as I was pretty sure I would not qualify….

‘Surely my accountant would have emailed? Or the maybe even the Taxman?,’ I thought to myself.

Well, you guessed it, I checked anyway. Curiosity got the better of me.

To my pleasant surprise…I was eligible to apply. It gave me date in the near future that I can start applying.

Whilst I am still sceptical and will not be 100% confident until I see it clearly written how much I may be eligible for once I do apply….this gives me hope.

I rang my friend to thank him profusely. His only request to me was, ‘Spread the word.’

I may never have checked this so I wanted to encourage all my self employed colleagues to check their eligibility.

Here are the steps:

  1. Visit the SEISS page on GOV UK
  2. Click ‘Check now’
  3. You will need your UTR number
  4. Then your NI number
  5. It will tell you if you’re eligible

If you are eligible, this is what it may look like:

I hope that some of you will be eligible.

Stay safe and stay well,


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