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:
- Visit the SEISS page on GOV UK
- Click ‘Check now’
- You will need your UTR number
- Then your NI number
- 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,