COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment - How to claim the Emergency Payment

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a payment of €350 per week. It is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost their job due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.


The Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in place for the duration of the crisis.

If you’re eligible, the quickest and easiest way to apply for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) is online at www.myWelfare.ie

Please visit www.gov.ie for more information on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

To request a form and apply by post please email forms@welfare.ie.

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