COVID-19: self-employed income support scheme review process

May 25, 2020

Check our dedicated SEISS page and download our factsheet on the scheme. Taxpayers or their agents are able to ask for a review of eligibility for the scheme via the eligibility checker.  

If the eligibility checker gives a not eligible result, an option is then available to compete an online form to request a review of this result. The form will then ask if you are an agent completing this on behalf of a client. The taxpayer or their agent can proceed from this point to request a review of eligibility status.  

It’s also possible to request a review of the SEISS grant awarded which is also done via an online form. Agents doing so for their clients are advised first to use their own agent portal government gateway sign in details and then complete the online form on behalf of their client.   

In order to do so agents will need the following information: 

  • The grant claim reference number; 

  • Both their client’s national insurance number and UTR; and 

  • Specific details about why they believe the grant amount is incorrect. 

Taxpayers wishing to ask for a review of the amount received can access the online form to request a review during the claims process or afterwards which must be done using their own government gateway sign in details.   

HMRC advise taxpayers and agents to check their guidance before asking for a review.