Department of Social Protection
Published on 23 July 2020
Last updated on 24 February 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
will be in place until 30 June 2021. Payment rates changed on 29 June and 17 September and 16 October 2020.
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment was paid at a flat rate.
From 29 June 2020 to 16 September 2020 the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment was paid at two rates.
The rate you received depended on the amount you used to get paid:
From 17 September 2020 until 15 October 2020 the Pandemic Unemployment Payment was paid at 3 rates.
From 16 October 2020 until 30 June 2021 the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be paid at 4 rates.
The rate you receive will depend on the amount you used to get paid:
If you need information or further assistance please contact the Income Support Helpline below.
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