These are extraordinary and challenging times for all businesses
Please find below the Covid-19 Jobseekers Emergency Payments Guide from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
THESE FORMS AND PAYMENTS TO BE PAID TO EMPLOYEES AND THE SELF EMPLOYED
The process for employees to apply for the covid-19 emergency unemployment payment:
- Payment application form.
- The payment has a simple, one page application form and further information is available online at https://www.gov.ie/en/service/be74d3-covid-19-pandemic-unemployment-payment/
This new payment will be available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost employment due to a downturn in economic activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The payment has a simple one–page application form and will be paid for a period of 6 weeks at a flat rate payment of €203 per week for jobseekers. It is designed to quickly deliver a social welfare payment to the unemployed and provide income security during this 6-week period. *Note this does not deal with the Dependent/Additional needs, see below:
Individuals applying for the payment will be required to apply for the normal jobseeker’s payments within this 6-week period. Once this normal jobseeker claim is subsequently received, the department will process these claims and reconcile payments at that time. This will involve backdating increased payments for certain customers.
LETS ALL WORK WITH THE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER THROUGH THIS
DINGLE BUSINESS CHAMBER