Department of Social Protection
Published at 28 March 2020
Last updated 28 October 2020
For information relating to Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absences
contact Illness Benefit Section
For general queries on the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Review of rate
If you feel you should have received a higher rate of payment, you can request a review by forwarding all supporting documents.
If you began employment in 2020 you may need to provide proof of earnings.
For information on Jobseeker's Payments
, the Income Support Helpline for COVID-19 (above) or your local Intreo Centre.
For information on Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) Supplements,
you can contact your local Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) administering office.
How to get a social welfare payment into your bank
To notify this Department that you have ceased paying your employees using the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
please email StopAlertTWSS@welfare.ie
This notification should include the following details:
The Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme ended on 31 August 2020 and was replaced with the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)
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