Q6. If it transpires that an employee doesn’t have sufficient stamps to claim job seekers allowance will employers have to absorb the non-refundable elements.
A. No, where an employer continues to pay employees they will receive the rate of €203 per employee per week regardless of the outcome of any jobseeker claim. Where a claimant does not have the necessary stamps for Jobseeker's benefit they can apply for Jobseeker's allowance which is a means tested payment. All applications for jobseeker's can be made online.