From 5 July 2021, the Redundancy and Insolvency Payments Schemes is available on Welfare Partners.
From the 19 April 2022, the COVID-19 Related Lay-off Payment Scheme is available on Welfare Partners.
The purpose of the Redundancy Payments Scheme
is to ensure that eligible employees, who have lost their employment by reason of redundancy, receive their statutory redundancy if their employer is unable to pay.
The purpose of the Insolvency Payments Scheme
is to protect pay-related entitlements owed to employees who lose their employment because of the insolvency of an employer.
The purpose of the COVID-19 Related Lay-Off Payment Scheme
is to provide a once off, lump sum payment for employees who have been made redundant since 13 March 2020, or are made redundant before 31 January 2025 and have lost the opportunity to build reckonable service due to temporary lay-offs caused by the COVID-19 restrictions from 13 March 2020 to 31 January 2022.
Employers and employer representatives apply for these schemes on Welfare Partners.
Go to Welfare Partners
To access these schemes on Welfare Partners, you must first have downloaded a ROS DSP sub-certificate.
If you are an employee that has received an award in respect of redundancy from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) you should request payment of the award from your employer. If your employer has refused to make the payment you can apply directly to the Department. To request an application form send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org