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I checked my eligibility yesterday and was told I could apply from 16th May at 8 am (if I'm up that early on a Saturday).

However. the scheme is supposed to start on 13th May.  So is this some crude form of slowing down the mad rush, in an attempt to stop the system crashing ?  Earlier you check your eligibility, the earlier you can apply ?

Really, I would've liked to be able to apply before my clients so that I could better answer their questions.  I'll be reduced to advising "Dunno, it's my first (and probably only) time too; your guess is as good as mine."

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By Matrix
06th May 2020 17:06

I expect that at least 50 self-employed practitioners will post the same questions/issues from 8am on the 13th and we’ll all be fine.

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By Southwestbeancounter
06th May 2020 17:49

Yeah I've got some clients showing up as 13th and some as 16th and I checked one this morning and it said midday on the 13th so they're even staggering the times!

This is now giving rise to people asking that if they don't claim at 8am or midday etc will they miss their 'appointment'!!

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By frankfx
06th May 2020 18:56

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/05/hundreds-report-issues-wi...

Martin Lewis may be a good source to refer to.

HMRC seem to be in denial regarding problems.

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By lionofludesch
06th May 2020 19:38

Just checked my own PTA as I've not used it for a long time. So long, I've had to prove my id.

Have to say, it's better than it was. Last time I looked, I could check my name, date of birth and NI number.

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By lionofludesch
06th May 2020 19:38

Duplicate

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By Duggimon
07th May 2020 08:58

I checked several yesterday and saw dates of the 13th, 15th and 16th. I think they're staggering it though I'm not sure by what criteria. Could be as random as the old style NI system that I'm too young to remember.

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By lionofludesch
07th May 2020 09:23

Old style? That still happens. The day your pension is paid depends on the fifth digit of your NI number.

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By Duggimon
07th May 2020 10:38

I did not know that! I was referring to the A/B/C/D on the end and quarterly NI stamp audits.

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By lionofludesch
07th May 2020 10:47

Duggimon wrote:

I did not know that! I was referring to the A/B/C/D on the end and quarterly NI stamp audits.

Ah, yes. Totally redundant now, as far as I'm aware.

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By bettybobbymeggie
07th May 2020 09:57

I think it is in order of age. The older you are, the later the date. Mine is 8am on the 13th.

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By Steve Holloway
07th May 2020 11:53

bettybobbymeggie wrote:

I think it is in order of age. The older you are, the later the date. Mine is 8am on the 13th.

Way to subtle for an accountants forum!!

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By AWeb72
07th May 2020 14:14

"Way to subtle"

Especially for this forum :-)

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By Novice 100
07th May 2020 11:29

I doubt there's any logic to the application dates being issued, I'm mid 40s, NI number ends in B and mine says I can claim from midday on 15th May.

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