Close your COVID19-Pandemic Unemployment Payment

If you are receiving a COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment you will need to stop your payment if:

  • your employer is paying you
  • your employer is getting a payment with the COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme or COVID-19 Wage Subsidy
  • you have returned to your job or have found another job
  • you did not lose your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • you are leaving Ireland


 You can close your claim with a basic MyGovID account which only needs an email address to create.

Returning to work

If you are returning to work and are currently receiving the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, you must stop your payment on your first day back at work.

The payment period of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is Friday to Thursday. If you close your claim to return to work and have at least one qualifying day in that period you will receive full payment for that week.


It may take a number of months before the Department will be able to review payments made to customers for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment. If you are due arrears you will be notified and receive payment. There is no need to take any further action.