ROI Residents Information on COVID-19 Unemployment Payment

ROI Residents Information on COVID-19 Unemployment Payment

02 April 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a new social welfare payment of €350 a week for employees and self-employed people who have lost employment due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

To qualify for the new COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, you must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 66
  • Live in the Republic of Ireland
  • Have been in employment or self-employment immediately before Friday 13th March 2020. If you work shifts, short time or other atypical work patterns you must have been in employment on or after 6th March 2020.
  • Have lost your job or be temporarily laid off from work or asked to stay at home from work due to the pandemic
  • Have taken time off work to mind your child because of school or childcare closures and your employer is no longer paying you
  • Stopped trading as self-employed due to the pandemic

For more information and to apply please click on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

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