I have experienced a loss of income due to coronavirus. How will this affect the financial requirement for spouse applications?
If you’ve experienced a loss of income due to coronavirus up to 31 October 2021, the Home Office will consider employment income for the period immediately before the loss of income due to coronavirus, provided the requirement was met for at least 6 months prior to the date the income was lost.
If your salary has reduced because you’re furloughed, the Home Office will take account of your income as though you’re earning 100% of your salary. The Home Office has also updated its guidance on the financial requirements to confirm that the coronavirus (COVID-19) concession in relation to the minimum income requirement now applies to people on the Job Support Scheme.
If you’re self-employed, a loss of annual income due to coronavirus between 1 March 2020 and 31 October 2021 will generally be disregarded, along with the impact on employment income from the same period for future applications.