You will have heard and/or read the numerous COVID-19 Government announcements yesterday and today. Such announcements included:
Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
How to Qualify – you can apply if:
The payment also applies to:
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.