COVID-19 Income Relief Payment

You could apply for the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment before 14 November 2020. It was to help you if you lost your job (including self-employment) from 1 March 2020 to 30 October 2020 due to COVID-19.

It's paid for up to 12 weeks. You can't get Income Relief Payment at the same time as a main benefit, but you may apply for a main benefit once your Income Relief Payment ends.


Applications for the Income Relief Payment closed on 14 November 2020.

If you started your application, or contacted us about it, before 14 November, you may still be able to complete your application.

You may also be able to restart it if it stopped and you didn't get your full 12 weeks of payment.