Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Published at: 10 March 2020
Last updated 16 June 2020
If you are employee or a self-employed person and have been told by a doctor to self-isolate
or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you apply for the enhanced Illness Benefit payment.
This payment will only be paid where people remain confined to their home or a medical facility while in receipt of this enhanced Illness Benefit.
The personal rate of this payment has been increased to €350 as compared with the normal personal rate of €203.
If you have dependent children:
Illness Benefit applications can be made via post. Forms are available at Intreo Centres
and at GP surgeries or can be ordered by telephone from the department at 1890 800 024.
You can apply for the emergency COVID-19 payment online at mywelfare.ie.
As per the HSE advice, people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should not attend their GP surgery or their Intreo centre in person
and should instead contact their GP by phone.
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