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Eligible for UK self-employment grant scheme?
« on: May 04, 2020, 10:51:42 AM »
Hi there,

I'm self-employed and have not been able to work since March because of the lockdown. I've been told by HMRC that I'm eligible for the government's self-employment scheme, which is basically what furloughed employees are receiving (3 months 80% average monthly earnings). BUT, since I'm still on a spouse visa and not yet ILR, am I actually allowed to apply for and receive this? My BRP says "no public funds," but would this be considered an exceptional circumstance? I'm guessing that if I were an employee receiving furlough payments from my employer, this wouldn't even be an issue,  but I'm nervous about applying to receive funds directly from the government.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Jaimie
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Re: Eligible for UK self-employment grant scheme?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 12:02:25 PM »
It is NOT public funds and you are eligible to receive them.   :D


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Re: Eligible for UK self-employment grant scheme?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 12:10:24 PM »
HALLELUJAH!! Thank you so much
Met: March 2014
Married: May 9, 2016
Submitted application online: September 20, 2017
Biometrics: September 21, 2017
Package sent via UPS: September 21, 2017
Email from Sheffield (online application received): 9/22/2017
UPS tracking says package received in Sheffield: 9/25/2017
Decision email from UKVI: 10/1/2017
Visa approved!


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Re: Eligible for UK self-employment grant scheme?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 12:24:43 PM »
There's a link available where you can confirm your eligibility and contact details for the program:

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/self-employment-support/enter-unique-taxpayer-reference


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