You may be eligible for a £500 payment if you have been told to self-isolate. To be eligible for the grant, you must:

  • have been told by Test and Protect to self-isolate as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), either because you have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive
  • be employed or self-employed
  • be unable to work from home, and lose income as a result of self-isolation (this can include lost income due to caring for a person who has to self-isolate)

Please note, if you are told to self isolate by Test and Protect on or after 13 October 2021 and it has been more than 14 days since you (or the child or adult you care for) were fully vaccinated, you will only be eligible if you (or that person) have tested positive for Coronavirus or. Unless you were notified to self isolate by Test and Protect between the period 13 December 2021 and 5 January 2022 and you live in the same household as the person who has tested positive.

If you have not yet opted for your information to be shared with Falkirk Council by Test and Protect, you must do that by calling 0800 030 8012. You need to do this before you apply and we cannot process your application without this. If you have not spoken to someone from Test and Protect over the phone and not replied to a Test and Protect text with your postcode, your information will not be shared, and you will need to call them.

You must also be getting one or more of these benefits or have a monthly household/individual income no greater than shown in the table below:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Means tested Council Tax reduction

You could be eligible if either your monthly household or monthly individual income is no greater than what is shown below.

Your household type Monthly household income Monthly individual income
Single with no children £1,830.48 £1,608.75
Couple with no children £2,251.09 £1,608.75
Single with one child £3,129.31 £1,608.75
Couple with one child £3,549.92 £1,608.75
Single with 2 children £4,008.10 £1,608.75
Couple with 2 children £4,428.71 £1,608.75
Single with 3 children £5,226.86 £1,608.75
Couple with 3 children £5,647.47 £1,608.75

If you are a non householder, your gross monthly income must be no more than £1,608.75 per month. (A non householder is someone who is not the owner, tenant or liable person for Council Tax at the property they reside in).

How to apply

You must apply within 28 days of the date you were told to self isolate by the Test and Protect Service.

Please check if you're able to get Self-Isolation Support Grant. If you appear to be eligible, you will be taken to our online application, otherwise you will be advised why you are not, or not yet, able to apply.

If the person who is self-isolating is a child please provide their details when contacting Falkirk Council.

If you are not eligible for this Grant but are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to meet your daily living expenses, you can apply for a Crisis Grant.

If you have any questions in relation to this grant process please call us. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications and there may be a delaying in us contacting you, please accept our apologies for this delay and any inconvenience caused.

Falkirk Council