RESIDENTS could be eligible for a one-off payment of £500 if they have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

West Oxfordshire district councillor Toby Morris said the new Government payment for those on low incomes can support those struggling financially.

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Payments can be made to those who: have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace; are employed or self-employed; are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, and receive some sort of benefit, including Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.

The £500 is a one-off payment.