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Claim the fifth grant if you think that your business profit will be impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) between 1 May 2021 and 30 September 2021.
You’ll need to confirm that you meet other eligibility criteria when you make your claim.
The fifth grant is different from previous grants. In most cases, when making your claim you’ll need to tell us about your business turnover so we can work out your grant amount.
Turnover includes the takings, fees, sales or money earned or received by your business.
The amount of the fifth grant will be determined by how much your turnover has been reduced in the year April 2020 to April 2021.
To allow us to process recently submitted 2019 to 2020 Self Assessment tax returns, the online claims service for the fourth grant will be available from late April 2021 until 31 May 2021.
If you are eligible, HMRC will contact you in mid-April to give you your personal claim date. This will be the date that you can make your claim from.
The self-employment income support grant will need to be declared as income when it is paid. As it comes all at once (covering three months) it may cause issues with your universal credit payment for that month. In this case you should reach out to your Universal Credit work coach to alert them to a potential issue.