Department of Social Protection
Published at 3 April 2020
Last updated 30 July 2020
If you pay yourself as a PAYE
worker through your payroll then you can apply for the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
from the Revenue Commissioners.
If you don’t pay yourself as a PAYE worker then you should claim the emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
You may, if your trading income has collapsed to the extent that you are available to take up other full-time employment if it was offered to you, receive a payment for so long as you are available to take up other work.
This payment can increase if you have a number of child dependents.
To claim the higher payment you should complete the Jobseeker's Benefit for the Self-Employed
or Jobseeker's Allowance
claim form on MyWelfare.ie.
COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment has been extended to 21 April 2020, with rates being adjusted on 29 June 2020
, 17 September 2020 , 1 February 2021 and 1 April 2021
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