COVID-19 Income Relief Payment

If you lose your job (including self-employment) from 1 March 2020 to 30 October 2020 due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment.

You can get up to 12 weeks of payments, to help with living costs after a sudden job loss, and give you time to find other work.


You can't get the Income Relief Payment at the same time as a main benefit.

Check if you'd be better off on the Income Relief Payment

The final day you can apply for the Income Relief Payment is 13 November, 2020.