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.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for the emergency COVID-19 payment is by applying online at mywelfare.ie or click here for an application form



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