Check your eligibility
Businesses wishing to apply for the scheme will first need to check their eligibility using the government eligibility checker, if you have not been contacted directly by HMRC already.
If you are eligible for the scheme, you will be provided a date between 13th and 18th May for when you can apply. Applications cannot be made before your given date, but can be made after it if you do not complete the application on your designated day. The eligibility checker went live on the 5th May with the scheme opening for businesses to apply from Wednesday 13th May 2020.
When completing your application you must do this yourself – accountants or agents cannot process the application on your behalf. If your accountant or agent has already completed your application on your behalf this could lead to delay in the grant being issued. For more information contact HMRC.
Claim processing timeline
Claims submitted will then take up to 6 working days to be processed from the date of your application and paid directly into your account.