Department of Social Protection
Published at 24 March 2020
Last updated 31 July 2020
Workers who are laid off temporarily, without pay, due to a reduction in business activity, can apply for a COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.
This new payment quickly delivers income support to the unemployed, be they self-employed
Employees who are put on a shorter working week or have had their hours cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply for a Short Time Work Support.
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