Both employees and self-employed people can apply for the new COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

You can apply for the payment if you are aged between 18 and 66 years and

  • you have lost employment due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

or

  • you are a non EU/EEA worker over 18 who has lost employment due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

or

  • you are a student over 18 who has lost employment due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

or

  • you are a non-EU/EEA student over 18 who has lost employment due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

or

  • you are a part time worker over 18, earn less than € 203 per week and have lost employment due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

Rate of payment

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is paid at a flat rate of €203 per week for 6 weeks. It is equivalent to the jobseeker payment rate.

If you are getting another social welfare payment, like Working Family Payment, and you have lost your employment, it can be paid in addition to this.

 

For more information regarding this payment click HERE