The Fifth Self Employed Income Support Scheme Grant

Claiming the fifth SEISS grant 

You will be able to make claims for the fifth SEISS grant when the online claims service opens in late J‌ul‌y. From mid-J‌ul‌y, HMRC will be contacting customers who may be eligible to let them know their personal claim date. This will be the earliest date you can make their claim.

The fifth grant will be determined by a turnover test for the majority. The test considers how much your ’ turnover has gone down by in the 2020-21 tax year due to the pandemic. 

Those who were not eligible for the fourth grant, will not be eligible for the fifth grant either as HMRC are using the same tax returns to determine eligibility for both grants. Guidance is now available on GOV‌.UK, search 'Self-Employment Income Support Scheme' for more information.

How to prepare for making the claim

Further Checks 

HMRC has begun contacting those who may be eligible for the fifth SEISS grant if they started trading in 2019-20, to verify their identity. They are asking for:

To confirm the contact is genuine, you can review the 'HMRC trusted contacts' page on GOV‌.UK.

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