Posted on 31st March 2020 by Accountant
1. Keeping Staff on Payroll (Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy) Scheme
If you are an employer who can show that you have lost at least 25 percent of your trade, you will be able to claim 70 percent of your employees net wage back (up to a maximum of €410) through the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.
2. Reduced Working Hours for your staff (Short Time Work Support Scheme)
If you need to place your employees on a shorter working week or have had to cut their hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your employees can apply for Short Time Work Support.
4. Absences or Lay-offs (Additional Supports for your Staff)
A number of income supports are available from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for your employees during a COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related absence or temporary lay-off from work:
- workers who are not diagnosed with COVID-19 but who self-isolate,
- workers whose employers do not supplement the State Illness Benefit payment (COVID-19),
- workers who are requested to stay at home by their employer (COVID-19),
- workers who need to take time off work to care for a person affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
6. Additional Staff Required (Recruitment Supports)
The Employer Relations Team help employers fill vacancies. Please email on EmployerRelations@welfare.ie if you require recruitment supports.
1. COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
You can apply for the new COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment if you:
- are aged between 18 and 66 years old and
- live in the Republic of Ireland and
- have lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic or
- if you are self-employed and have ceased trading due to the pandemic.
How to apply Covid-19 supports
Online Application: The quickest and easiest way to apply for the emergency Covid-19 payment is by applying online at mywelfare.ie.
Postal Application: Detailed instructions on how to fill in the form are available here.
Irish Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection contact details:
For the most up to date information: https://twitter.com/welfare_ie
For any queries on the supports email:
Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow based employers: EmployerRelations@welfare.ie
All other areas / Nationwide based employers: Employer@welfare.ie