March 24th, 2020

Taoiseach announces increase in Covid-19 unemployment payment to €350 per week

THE GOVERNMENT HAS announced a €3.7 billion package to guarantee incomes of citizens impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this afternoon confirmed that the new Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment will rise to €350, while Revenue will run a temporary wage scheme to guarantee 70% of wages up to €38,000.
The Covid-19 illness payment will also be increased to €350 per week and anyone living in the same household as a confirmed case who has to self-isolate will now also receive a €350 support payment.