You may be eligible for a payment of £250 if you have been told to self-isolate or advised to stay at home. To be eligible for the grant, you must:

  • have been advised to stay at home by Test and Protect because you have had a positive PCR test for coronavirus.
  • 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)

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 £1,859 £1,608.75
Couple with no children £2,293 £1,608.75
Single with one child £3,187 £1,608.75
Couple with one child £3,620 £1,608.75
Single with 2 children £4,082 £1,608.75
Couple with 2 children £4,516 £1,608.75
Single with 3 children £5,318 £1,608.75
Couple with 3 children £5,752 £1,608.75

If you are a non householder, your gross monthly income must be no more than £1,771.25 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 with 28 days of the date you were advised to stay at home. The Self-Isolation Support Grant will close on 05 January 2023. If you booked a PCR test through the SISG portal on or before this date, you can apply for the grant up to 28 days from your positive PCR test result.

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 delay in us contacting you, please accept our apologies for this delay and any inconvenience caused.

Falkirk Council