Online Application for Self-Isolation Grants – Inverclyde Council
Grants of up to £500 are available to support Inverclyde workers who have been forced into self-isolation due to coronavirus.
Salaried or self-employed persons can apply for a lump sum to compensate for a reduction in income if they are required to stay at home and cannot continue to perform their normal duties.
Inverclyde Council administers the grants on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The application process can now be done online via the Inverclyde Council website.
Councilor Stephen McCabe, leader of Inverclyde Council, said: “The coronavirus pandemic, as well as being a serious health issue, has caused huge financial problems.
“There has been an increase in grant application since the end of December and those who were unable to access aid should apply now.”
Applicants must be employed or self-employed and unable to work from home while self-isolating.
They must earn less than the actual living wage or have a household income below a defined threshold, or qualify for one of the following: universal credit; work tax credit; income support; income-based jobseeker’s allowance; Income-related employment support allowance; Housing allowance and/or Pension Credit in addition to their earned income.
Individuals applying for a grant must experience a reduction in income due to a period of self-isolation.
More information is available online at www.inverclyde.gov.uk/selfisolationgrant, including the online form to apply.