Special Recognition Payments for former employees where a provider has ceased trading

Date published: 17 June 2022

An online application portal is now open to enable special recognition payments to be made to health and social workers who worked during the COVID-19 pandemic, where their former employer has closed down or ceased operating.


As with recognition payments to other health and social care workers, individuals will receive a pro rata payment of up to a maximum of £500, depending on the number of hours they worked in an average week between 17 March 2020 and 31 January 2021.


The online portal is the easiest and most efficient way for individuals, where their previous employer has ceased trading, to apply for and receive the payment. To apply online, visit https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SRPnolongertrading/

A paper based application form is also available, for more details please email: to SRPqueries@health-ni.gov.uk

A dedicated helpline is open 10am – 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Helpline number is:    0800 170 13 50

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