Following the Taoiseach's announcement yesterday evening, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, have shared further details on:
Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme - Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
- Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme which is operated by the Revenue Commissioners
The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme is available to employers who keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning employers can retain links with employees for when business picks up after the crisis. It provides a subsidy through the payroll system of 70% of an employee’s wages up to a maximum of €410 per week per employee. Further information is available at the following link. https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/communications/covid19/temporary-covid-19-wage-subsidy-scheme.aspx
- Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Where employers cannot avail of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and their employees where they have been temporarily laid off can apply for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. This payment is for €350 per week and is available to all individuals who are temporarily fully unemployed, including the self-employed.
All that is required is for the employee to have an email address, a bank account and a PPSN. Simply go onto the Covid-19 Services section of the website and apply for the payment. They will have to set up an account but it is a simple and straight forward process.
This online channel enables the Department to quickly process applications, while being convenient and easy for individuals to use.
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Ph +353 1 673 2749