Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

With thousands of workers in Ireland affected by the closure businesses , pubs and other hospitality venues – there are going to be large numbers of out of work staff claiming jobseekers benefits this month. Details of the new Wage Subsidy Scheme Here This is to help employers retain staff on the payroll who may […]
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Payments of COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has been doing a great job coping with the massive demand for the emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment . They had as many claims in 10 days as they would normally get in 10 months and their staff have been working long hours, over weekends and bank […]
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Fortnightly Welfare and Pension payments Instead of Weekly

The Dept. of Employment and Social Protection have changed all weekly payments of social welfare payments to fortnightly. This will continue until further notice. So if you get a double payment don’t think it’s some sort of bonus because you won’t get another payment for 2 weeks. The main reason for the change was to […]
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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2020

Over the Easter holidays  there are usually some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements.This year – with the COVID-19 emergency everything has changed – so what happens this year might not follow previous years. Now that all weekly welfare payments have moved to fortnightly – only half the payments will be affected […]
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Financial Help for Workers : Ireland Vs UK

During the current Covid-19 crisis many people have become unemployed and probably many more will lose their jobs as the economy slows down. The Irish government has reacted quickly and introduced a range of measures to give financial aid to laid-off workers .We have carried out a comparison of the help available in Ireland compared […]
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