The department can confirm that there are no plans in place to share any data we receive as part of an immigrant’s application for a COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment with GNIB or the Department of Justice.
Rate of payment
Rates of payment after 9 November 2021 are:
Previous weekly earnings
€400 or more
€250 per week
Between €300 and €399.99
€203 per week
Between €200 and €299.99
Moved to standard jobseeker’s terms on 9 November 2021
less than €200 per week
Moved to standard jobseeker’s terms on 26 October 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is paid in arrears, with the payment week running from Friday to Thursday.
You will get your payment into your bank or credit union account every Tuesday. You can also choose to collect your payment at a post office. You will need to bring a form of identification when collecting your payment.
Records are examined to see if you didn't get a payment for a week you were eligible for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. If you didn't get paid for a week when you were meant to - then you are entitled to what is called an 'arrears payment'.
Arrears are processed every 4 weeks and are paid into the bank account or post office where you last received COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment.