Out of work due to COVID-19
If you are looking for a Jobseeker's payment because you are fully unemployed due to COVID-19 please apply for a Pandemic Unemployment Payment first to ensure immediate payment.
What is a Jobseeker's Payment?
Jobseeker's is a payment for people who are out of work or have been made part time, to help you support yourself while looking for work
If you lose your job you should apply for a Jobseeker's Payment as soon as possible
If your application is successful, payments will be made weekly to your local Post Office which you can collect with your Public Services Card
Who can get a JobSeeker's Payment?
You may get Jobseeker's Payment if:
- You are over 18 years of age
- You are capable of work
- You are looking for work
- For Jobseeker's Benefit, you have enough PRSI contributions
- For Jobseeker's Allowance, you satisfy a means test
If you are self employed you can apply now online for a Jobseeker's payment.
What will you be asked about?
You may be asked for information about:
Questions about you, your address, any children and your relationship status
Employment and training information
Questions about your employment history and training or education
Your financial information
Questions about any income, savings or investments you or your partner may have