15 Mar 2020

COVID-19: All the latest updates for Employees and Employers

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have just announced that their dedicated phone line for COVID-19 payment queries is open from the 17th of March, from 9am to 5pm.

Call: 01-2481398 / 1890-800-024

A dedicated Help Line set up for businesses around COVID-19 has also been set up.

Call: +353 1 631 2002

Govt announces National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme - Emergency pandemic payment will increase from €203 to €350. Workers who have lost their jobs due to the crisis will receive an enhanced emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment of €350 per week (an increase from €203). Get all the details here.

• Employees and Self Employed: How to apply for Jobseeker's Payment? COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment - Emergency Payment for Employees and the Self Employed - is now available. Apply here.

• An Post to pay two weeks' social welfare benefit to customers from Monday the 23rd of March. Important additional information:

- How to direct your social welfare payments to your bank account?

- How to nominate a temporary agent to collect your social welfare payments?

Get all the details on the above here.

I am unable to print forms to claim for social welfare payments?

Request a Form By Post - This email address is only for application forms. Email: forms@welfare.ie

• Answers to frequently asked questions relating to Students, Part-Time Workers, Childcare Workers, People Abroad. Get all the answers here.

• Unable to collect social welfare payments? An Post will allow you to nominate someone to collect your welfare payment. Get all the details here.

• Has your work week been cut short? Short-time Work Support Payment is now available. Details here.

• Workers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 - How to apply for illness benefit?

Learn about your employment rights during COVID-19 restrictions here.

• Have you been Laid-off or made redundant? Everything you need to know here.

• Workers whose employers do not supplement the State Illness Benefit payment

• Have you been requested to stay at home by your employer due to COVID-19? Here's what you need to know.

• Working from home? You claim tax relief for lighting, heat and broadband. Get the details here.

• Help for workers who are laid off temporarily or put on to short time working

• Workers who need to take time off to care for person affected by COVID-19

Support for your business: Learn about all of the Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses here.

I am unable to print forms to claim for social welfare payments?

Request a Form By Post

This email address is only for application forms.

Email: forms@welfare.ie

Employment opportunities with the HSE

Be On Call For Ireland – Sign up now.

The HSE is looking for healthcare & non healthcare professionals.

Calling all healthcare Professionals, all disciplines, retired, students and people with other skills that can help during the effects and impact of COVID-19.

Ireland needs you and you will be paid a salary in line with the role you are appointed to.

Click here for all the details.

Wishing you all health and happiness.

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