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Once the application has been approved, the online portal will adjust the claimant’s tax code for the 2020/2021 tax year.
The employee will receive a tax relief directly through their salary and will continue receiving the adjustments until March 2021.
That means you won’t get a one off payment, instead it will be included as part of your weekly or monthly payments from work, and the money will be visible on your pay slip.
HMRC’s interim director general of customer services Karl Khan said: “We want everyone to get the money they are entitled to, so we’ve made the online service as easy to use as we can – it takes just a few minutes to make a claim.”