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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

You will have heard and/or read the numerous COVID-19 Government announcements yesterday and today. Such announcements included:

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

  • This is a flat payment of €350 per week
  • It is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic

How to Qualify – you can apply if:

  • are an employee or self-employed and
  • are aged between 18 and 66 years old and
  • live in the Republic of Ireland and
  • have lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic or
  • if you are self-employed and have ceased trading due to the pandemic

The payment also applies to:

  • non EY/EEA workers who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Students who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Part time workers

Rate of Payment

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is paid at a flat rate of €350 per week for the duration of the pandemic emergency. It was originally set at a rate of €203 but it was increased by government on 24 March.

If you have already applied before 24 March or are already in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment you do not need to do anything. Your next payment will be paid at the increased rate.

 

Kind Regards,

Tony