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.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in place until April 2021. Payment rates will change on the 17 September 2020, 1 February 2021 and on 1 April 2021.

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

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