Coronavirus (COVID-19) : Self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) and universal credit (UC)

24 Apr 2020

HMRC has published further guidance on the coronavirus self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) and its interaction with universal credit (UC).

  • You can apply for UC while you are waiting for the SEISS grant to arrive (HMRC should be in contact by mid-May).
  • The SEISS grant may impact how much UC you are entitled to as it will be classed as income in the period the payment is received.
  • UC claims for periods in which no grant is received should not be affected.