Short Time Work Support is a form of Jobseeker's Benefit
and is an income support payment if you have been temporarily placed on a shorter working week.
The payment is made in respect of your regular salary for the days that you are no longer working. For example, if your working week has been reduced from a 5 day work pattern to a 3 day work pattern, you can receive support for the other 2 days.
Short Time Work Support is paid for a maximum of 234 days. Your entitlement will depend on the number of social insurance contributions you have.
To qualify for Short Time Work Support, you must satisfy the two main PRSI Conditions
for Jobseeker's Benefit.
Employees must work 3 days per week or less to qualify, having previously been employed on a full time basis.
How to qualify
To qualify for Short Time Work Support, you must be:
temporarily working a standard reduced weekly work pattern
working 3 days or less per week having previously worked full-time
be under 66 years of age
be capable of work and be available for full-time work
have enough paid or credited social insurance (PRSI) contributions at class A
Rates of payment
Your rate of payment will depend on your average weekly earnings in the governing contribution year and the change in your work pattern. For example, if you are placed on a 3 day work pattern having previously worked 5 days, you may be entitled to up €81.20 for the 2 days you are no longer working. This represents two fifths of the maximum weekly rate of Jobseeker's Benefit of €203.
You may also get an increased rate of payment for a qualified adult and qualified children.
Short Time Work Support is not taxable.
The quickest way to apply for Jobseeker’s Benefit is through MyWelfare.ie.
You must have a verified MyGovID
to use this service. If you complete your form online, you can then send on the UP14 form completed by your employer.