Social Welfare Supports for the Employed and Self-Employed

A number of income supports are available from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
 
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
 
If you have lost your job due to COVID-19 you can apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. You can apply for this whether you are an employee or if you are self-employed.
 
Employees or self-employed persons who had already applied for the payment or are already in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payment do not need to do anything. The next payment will be at the increased rate of €350 (previously €203) per week.
 
Useful links:
 
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment online application
 
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Application Form
 
Instructions for the completion of the Unemployment Pandemic Payment Application Form
 
Social Welfare Covid-19 Contacts
 
COVID-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit
 
Where you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or are medically certified to self-isolate as a result of COVID-19, you can apply for Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences paid at a rate of €350 (Previously €305) per week. This is available to both employees and the self-employed.
 
 
Other useful Information and supports
 
A range of other supports are also available: