Apply online for emergency income support if you are out of work due to COVID-19

What is COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment?

Your employer may decide to close their business for this period and send you home. This is called a temporary lay-off. If your employer cannot pay you for this period, you can apply for a special COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. This emergency payment has been introduced for anyone whose employer is unable to continue to pay them.

The payment is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to the pandemic.

You will get a payment of €350 per week. The Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in place for 12 weeks.

What do I need to complete this application?

Personal Details

You will be requested to provide personal details so that we can identify you

Your payment details

You will be asked to provide your bank details

What will happen after the 12 weeks

This payment was introduced to provide emergency income support. This is not a jobseeker's application.

If you are unemployed you will still need to apply for and be assessed for jobseeker's payments.

We recommend you do this as soon as possible

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